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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 ( ), 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 (