Middle of Nowhere

Directed by Ava DuVernay, 2012, 109 minutes, rated R

O Cinema Wynwood

90 NW 29th Street, Miami (305) 571-9970
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Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Middle of Nowhere follows Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi) as she rides a bus through the inner city streets, she wills herself to push away memories that crowd her.  Four years earlier, she was a vibrant medical student married to the love of her life, Derek (Omari Hardwick). Now, she makes her way to the maximum security prison on the outskirts of town. This is where her love now resides. Behind coiled razor wire and forty foot concrete walls.  As the couple stares into the hallow end of an eight-year prison sentence, Ruby must learn to live another life, one marked by shame and separation.

But through a chance encounter with hard-working bus driver Brian (David Oyelowo) and a stunning betrayal that shakes her to the core, she is soon propelled in new and often frightening directions of self-discovery. As we chronicle her turbulent yet transformative journey, we witness the emergence of a broken woman made whole.

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“Middle of Nowhere” carries the imprimatur of Sundance, but without the dreary stereotypes or self-satisfied politics that can (at times unfairly) characterize its offerings.” – New York Times

“It is uncommon to see serious adult dramas this moving and accomplished, so attuned to real people and their complex, recognizable emotions, no matter the racial makeup of the characters involved.” – Los Angeles Times

“A deceptively slight film that strikes the right balance between realist family drama and earnestness…” – Hollywood Reporter

“This film is about a particular African-American experience, true, but it’s also about the human experience. It will haunt you. It should.” – Detroit News