Middle of Nowhere

Official Film Premiere: Ava DuVernay's "Middle of Nowhere"

Earlier this year, Ava DuVernay made history by becoming the first black woman to ever win Best Director at Sundance Film Festival for her film "Middle of Nowhere". Now, Ava is bringing "Middle of Nowhere" to the public by releasing it at select theaters around the country. Ava continues to make significant strides in the supporting black independent filmmakers with the founding of AFFRM (www.affrm.com), a movement designed to promote some of the newest talents in black cinema.

Starring Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo (The Help, Red Tails), Omar Hardwick (Sparkle, "Breakout Kings", The A-Team) and Lorraine Toussaint ("CSI", "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" ), the synopsis is below:

"Staring into the hollow end of her husband Derek’s eight-year prison sentence, Ruby Sexton fights to support him on the inside and survive her own identity crisis on the outside. Through a chance encounter and a stunning betrayal that shakes her to the core, Ruby is propelled in new and, often frightening, directions of self-discovery. "

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We will be watching Middle of Nowhere at Regal Gallery Place Stadium, the big theater in Chinatown. The Regal theater is immediately accessible by metro, bus and car. The Metro Stop is Gallery Place/Chinatown which provides service to Green, Yellow, and Red lines. Bus lines servicing this area include: 70, 74, 79, 80, P6, X2, 42, D3 and D6. You can also drive and park at the theater's parking area on 6th and H St (parking is free for 3 hours).

Ava has been attracting attention for this film for a while now. To see a trailer for the movie and an interview with Ava, where she talks about the film, click below:

Middle of Nowhere Trailer/Interview with Ava DuVernay

 

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  • Alana

    One of the best movies Ive ever seen!

    October 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Middle of Nowhere is a profound movie. It contains a plethora of plot turns, clear cut descriptive and relate-able character motivations, and is acted very very convincingly. I found myself engrossed in the story, and found the piece that related to me.

    What I applaud the writer/director of this movie with is the ability to specifically articulate what it is like to love deeply, and lose deeply. I also appreciated David O's character's complexity-how he admitted his love for his first wife and yet knew his reality. I loved the rebound move that was illustrated, as well. Many in real life would balk at that but it was tight how, in many ways, they both needed each other, and were sensitive to that.

    Also, mom dukes has got some serious thespian skills. Was I the only one that was like, that's my mother/grandmother/aunt? If PRECIOUS one an Academy Award, in my book this should win several. I'm calling it now.

    Anyway, I'd be interested in reading other reviews.

    it's shaboy!

    1 · October 13, 2012

    • Ashley F.

      Avery, thank you so much for your review! I totally agree with you that the key attribute of this movie that makes it stand out against other movies that may have similar themes (ie: Tyler Perry) is the complexity of the characters and each of their situations. There is no "bad guy" or "good vs. evil". Everyone's situation is multilayered and there are no clear answers just as in real life. Here's an article that I think conveys this beautifully: http://www.theatlanti...­

      October 13, 2012

    • Dunori V. P.

      Great find Ashley. I've never had the interest to see a T.P. movie because of the description of them given in The article and other reasons. Like most of us though, I enjoyed Middle of Nowhere also and I think some kudos should go to "Nicky" as well - Edwina's son in the film. For a child, I think he did very well; I was particularly impressed with the scene where Ruby was babysitting him and mom came over to talk.

      October 14, 2012

  • Jennifer

    I agree, the mother played that part. All of the characters felt very authentic to me. Both the script and the characters were well developed and believable. I liked it, and it was good to see an indie movie sell out in a mainstream theater.

    1 · October 13, 2012

  • Mariana

    Great film!

    October 12, 2012

  • Kesha

    Is there a time/place in the theater where everyone is meeting before the movie?

    October 12, 2012

    • Jermaine

      I will be there at 6

      October 12, 2012

    • Kesha

      I won't be able to get there at 6, obviously, but in the next 30 min or so. Where will everyone be? At the bar?

      October 12, 2012

  • Jermaine

    We are downstairs at the bar

    October 12, 2012

  • Michelle H.

    Guess I'll be eating by myself. Lol. After I finish I'll come by la tasca and meet everyone.

    October 12, 2012

  • Michelle H.

    I am going to go to Austin Grill around 5:45

    October 12, 2012

  • Michelle H.

    I like to go to Austin Grill. the have good Tex Mex. It's right next to Jaleo so I might be up for that,too.

    October 12, 2012

    • mic

      Some people may wind up at La Tasca 722 7th St NW

      October 12, 2012

  • mic

    Anyone doing dinner or happy hour before the movie? I work downtown so I'm not going home. I know there are some good tapas places in Chinatown but I'm open to suggestion

    October 12, 2012

    • Jermaine

      I'll be at La Tasca if anyone interested

      October 12, 2012

    • mic

      La Tasca 722 7th St NW. I'll plan to be there by 6pm.

      October 12, 2012

  • Tia

    I checked the link and the ticket available @ chinatown was for a 7:45 movie. Is this the same screening?

    October 12, 2012

  • Alana

    Hey Ashley, Looking forward to meeting up later. Cant wait to see this film so far its received great reviews!

    October 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    after reading the reviews I purchased a ticket. Ashley if you could send out some sort of message as to where you'll be I think that will help out some.

    FYI, here's a review:

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m...­

    October 11, 2012

    • Ashley F.

      Avery, thanks for your response. I think depending on how many people come, it might be best just to head to the theater. There will be a short Q&A after the film with Edwina Finley, one of the stars of the film. An e-mail will be sent out about that shortly. So if people want to hang out and meet after that, that's not a problem.

      October 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this a free screening or regular ticket price? That is not clear and the link for tickets does not show this movie on the Regal Gallery Place stadium schedule.

    October 10, 2012

    • Dunori V. P.

      Tickets are $12.00. Please double check the link above; I just did and saw the listing.

      October 10, 2012

  • Vesper

    Oprah is tweeting about it...i'm in!

    October 9, 2012

  • Stephanie

    CNN just did a segment on the film. Super excited to see it this weekend.

    October 7, 2012

  • Giselle G.

    is this a private screening or is this on a first come first server basis, with regular ticket prices?

    September 17, 2012

    • Giselle G.

      Thanks Ashley! i am just really excited to see it, and want to see if i can invite more people to come :)

      September 17, 2012

    • Ashley F.

      Giselle, invite as many people as you want. If there's a limit on how many people can come, I'll let you know.

      September 17, 2012

  • Stephanie

    Im sad...Im working until 7:30....Hopefully there is a showing after the 7pm screening...I'll catch that one.

    September 16, 2012

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