Reason #4371 why I love living in the Washington, DC Metro area:
We get to see limited-release, incredible films such as Middle of Nowhere.
Don’t miss this film while it is showing at Regal Gallery Place this weekend!
Tomorrow is opening day for the film that won independent writer-director Ava DuVernay the 2012 Sundance Best Director Award. Middle of Nowhere is a portrait of a woman struggling between two worlds and two men in the search for herself. The film deals with the very real issues that face families who have a love one incarcerated in the national prison system. Read more about Middle of Nowhere’s story.
The African American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AaFFRM) has worked hard to see this film released in major cities, and no one has worked harder than DuVernay herself. I had the pleasure of attending a panel discussion with DuVernay and lead actor Emayatzy Corinealdi. The panel showcased DuVernay’s commitment to make this film on a small budget, without the backing of a large studio or the Hollywood machine.
Middle of Nowhere Showtimes at Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14
Friday October 12 – Sunday October 14
12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50, 12:10AM
“…a heartfelt, slow to build, slow to burn drama from Ava DuVernay…Working with the terrific cinematographer Bradford Young, Ms. DuVernay fills her movie with long shots and meticulously framed images of casual beauty that reflect the quietly evolving inner life of her heroine.”—Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“It’s a real challenge to find African American characters with depth,” Oyelowo said at a post-screening Q&A, “But when I read this, it was just like ‘Do the Right Thing,’ or ‘She’s Gotta Have It,’ the characters just lept off the page….Ava is transcending what is called ‘black cinema.” — Los Angeles Times
“Publicist, writer, director, producer, Ava DuVernay is a film/TV vet as well as founder of the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement. Now she is catching renewed buzz for her competition film Middle Of Nowhere about a woman who drops out of medical school to deal with her husband’s 8-year prison sentence.” — Deadline Hollywood