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MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

DIRECTED BY AVA DuVERNAY

Written and directed by Ava DuVernay, who won the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Best Director Award for her work, MIDDLE OF NOWHERE chronicles a woman’s separation from her incarcerated husband and the journey to maintain her marriage and her identity amidst crisis and chaos. Winner of the 2013 Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award. 


RELEASED BY AFFRM IN THEATERS OCTOBER 12, 2012

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Cinema Arts Centre

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Arts Emerson

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Miller Learning Center (Educational Screening)
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The Cleveland Museum of Art

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Rivertown Film Society

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Off Plus Camera

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Swarthmore College
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Carmike 15

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The Edge 12

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Studio Movie Grill City Centre

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University of Indiana
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University of Connecticut
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Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival

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University of North Carolina
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Brattleboro Film Festival

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DuSable Museum of African American History

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Framing Reality

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Girlcott Feminist Film Festival

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Straight Talk Support Group Open House

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Deep Black Arts London

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Black Vision Film Series

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International House

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PRESS

IN THE NEWS

New York Times | MIDDLE OF NOWHERE: Small Pleasures Scattered Amid Struggles

Los Angeles Times | Deft MIDDLE OF NOWHERE is moving and complex

Philadelphia Inquirer | MIDDLE OF NOWHERE: A Probing Portrait of a Woman

Village Voice | Ava DuVernay Looks to the Future of Black Film

Salon | Will Whites see a black indie flim like 'Middle of Nowhere"?

The Atlantic | Reclaiming a Tyler Perry Storyline for an Excellent, Sensitive Film

Philadelphia Weekly | All About Ava: Award-Winning Director Ava DuVernay Has Her Say

Atlantic Journal Constitution | Ava DuVernay Discusses "Middle of Nowhere'

Awards Daily | More Raves for 'Middle of Nowhere'

New York Times | Ava DuVernay: She's a Graduate of an Unusual Film School

Wall Street Journal | A Movie Publicist Takes Her Seat in The Publicist Chair

The Playlist | Emayatzy Corinealdi: 1 of 10 Potential Breakout Actors of The Fall Film Season

Backstage | 'MIDDLE OF NOWHERE' Star Emayatzy Corinealdi in her Breakout Leading Role

Variety | Urbanworld sets slate, 'Middle of Nowhere' to close festival

Daily News | NYC’s Urbanworld Film Festival puts closeup on a  new, cross-cultural segment of the industry

Juicy Magazine | Emayatzy Corinealdi: Beauty On the Rise 

Juicy Magazine | October Entertainment Guide

Awards Daily | Ava DuVernay Joins the Original Screenplay Race, Emayatzy Corinealdi for Best Actress

New York Times | 'Middle of Nowhere' One of 10 Best Films of 2012

Entertainment Weekly | 'Middle of Nowhere' One of 25 Need to See Films

Gold Derby | Ava DuVernay on 'Playing with Caricture' in Sundance Champ 'Middle of Nowhere'

Playlist | Emayatzy Corinealdi: The Breakout Perfomances of 2012

New York Times | Emayatzy Corinealdi: A Crowded Red Carpet for Women After Oscar

Good Day LA | Lorraine Toussaint Discusses Acting and Her Role in 'Middle of Nowhere'

Backstage | Finding Lorraine Toussaint in the 'Middle of Nowhere'

Variety | Emayatzy Corinealdi: Growing Up and Breaking Out

Awards Daily | Emayatzy Corinealdi: One of 15 Top Performances of 2012

The Popcorn Reel | 'Middle of Nowhere' One of the Ten Best Films of 2012

USA Today | Loyalty, Loneliness in 'Middle of Nowhere'

The Washington Post | 'Middle of Nowhere' One of Ten best Films of 2012

Hollywood Elsewhere | Jeff Well Discusses 'Middle of Nowhere'

Thompson on Hollywood | Oscar Watch: 'Middle of Nowhere'

Essence | Hot Actor Alert: David Oyelowo

Entertainment Weekly | DuVernay, Corinealdi and Toussaint React to Spirit Award Nominations

Gold Derby | 'Middle of Nowhere' Among Oscar Nomination Predictions

HitFix | 'Middle of Nowhere' Among Contenders for Best Original Screenplay

The Hollywood Reporter | 'Middle of Nowhere' Included in the Awards Issue

Vogue | Everyday Wonder: 'Middle of Nowhere's' Quiet Triumph

American Cinematographer | A Sundance Standout: 'Middle of Nowhere' Shot by Bradford Young

Hollywood Elsewhere | 'Nowhere' Deserves Everything

Los Angeles Times | 'Middle of Nowhere' Wins 4 Awards from AAFCA

The Daily Beast | Lorraine Toussaint on 'Middle of Nowhere'

The Grio |'Middle of Nowhere' One of 10 Movies to See

Shadow & Act | Before 'Middle of Nowhere' and 'Selma' There Was 'I Will Follow' - Now Streaming on Netflix

Cinephiled | Videophiled: 'Selma' director Ava DuVernay's 'Middle of Nowhere'

Rolling Out | Win a signed DVD: Ava DuVernay's 'Middle of Nowhere'

Juicy Mag | Win It: 'Middle of Nowhere' DVD Giveaway

 

FESTIVAL OVERVIEWS

Thompson on Hollywood | LAFF: 'Middle of Nowhere' Gets Two Standing Ovations; DuVernay & Cast Talk Black Films Reaching Audiences In A Meaningful Way

New York Times | "Amazing Child, Typical Grown-Ups" by Manohla Dargis

Los Angeles Times | Sundance 2012: 'Beasts,' drug war doc win grand jury prizes

Sundance.org | The Celebrated Drive Composer Offers his Sonic Assessment of the 2012 Dramatic Competition

 

REVIEWS AND RECAPS

AV Club | Review: MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

FilmThreat | Review: MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

Film Comment | Review: MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

Huffington Post | Review: MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

Fretts on Film | Could 'Middle of Nowhere' Shake Up the Oscar Race?

Movie City News | TIFF12 Review: Middle of Nowhere

The Hollywood Reporter | Review by John DeFore

The Los Angeles Times | Meaty Roles for Black Actors in MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

Deadline Hollywood | Sundance Lucky 13

Thompson on Hollywood | LAFF: 'Middle of Nowhere' Gets Two Standing Ovations; DuVernay & Cast Talk Black Films Reaching Audiences In A Meaningful Way

Film School Rejects | LAFF 2012 Review: Find Beauty and Hope in ‘Middle of Nowhere’ Thanks to a Touching Story Highlighted by Stunning Performances

Detroit News | Review: DuVernay crafts poignant dram with 'Middle of Nowhere'

Film Misery | Review: 'Middle of Nowhere'

Honolulu Weekly | An African-American couple pay a high price for their dreams in 'Middle of Nowhere'

 

ESSAYS/INTERVIEWS

Los Angeles Times | Roundtable: Julie Delpy, Ava DuVernay and Leslye Headland on directing

Los Angeles Times | On Location: 'Middle of Nowhere' finds love in South-Central L.A.

New York Times | He’s Just a ‘Custodian of the Moment’: Bradford Young, Cinematographer for ‘Middle of Nowhere

Wall Street Journal | "What Sundance is Really Like" by Ava DuVernay

Filmmaker Magazine | Four Questions with Writer/Director Ava DuVernay

Indiewire |  Sundance 2012 Success Story: Ava DuVernay

UCLA Magazine | Direct Action with Ava DuVernay

I Am Rogue | Exclusive Interview: David Oyelowo Talks "Middle of Nowhere"

The Wrap | Ava DuVernay: No More Complaining

Script | Balls of Steel: Ava DuVernay's 'Middle of Nowhere' Journey... & Screenplay

BET.com | Ava DuVernay: "I Define Myself as a Black Woman Filmmaker and Nothing Else"

CocoFab | 'Middle of Nowhere's' Ava DuVernay Opens Up About the Hollywood Shuffle

 

AWARDS FEATURE COVERAGE (excludes listings)

Huffington Post | Sundance 2012: Ava DuVernay Becomes First Black Woman to Win Best Director Prize

Ebony | Director Makes Sundance History

Essence | Ava DuVernay Wins Directing Award at Sundance Film Festival

The Root | Ava DuVernay Wins Best Director at Sundance

BET.COM | Ava DuVernay wins Best Director for MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

Electronic Urban Report | Ava DuVernay’s History Making Turn at Sundance: Wins Dramatic Directing Award

News One | Straight Outta Compton: Ava Makes Black History at Sundance!

Black Enterprise | Ava DuVernay Becomes The First Black Woman To Win Best Director at Sundance

Colorlines | Ava DuVernay Becomes First Black Woman To Win Best Director at Sundance

The Wave Newspapers | MIDDLE OF NOWHERE director Ava DuVernay honored at Sundance

R Weekly | Ava DuVernay Scores Historic Win at Sundance for ‘Middle of Nowhere

 

ACQUISITIONS COVERAGE

Variety | “Participant Media and AFFRM Acquire U.S. Theatrical Rights to 2012 Sundance Selection MIDDLE OF NOWHERE” by Jeff Sneider

The Hollywood Reporter | “Participant Media and AFFRM Acquire U.S. Theatrical Rights to 2012 Sundance Selection MIDDLE OF NOWHERE”, by Borys Kit

IndieWire | “Participant Media and AFFRM Acquire U.S. Theatrical Rights to 2012 Sundance Selection MIDDLE OF NOWHERE,”  by Peter Knegt

Deadline Hollywood | “Participant Media and AFFRM Acquire U.S. Theatrical Rights to 2012 Sundance Selection MIDDLE OF NOWHERE” by Mike Fleming

Movie City News |  “Participant Media and AFFRM Acquire U.S. Theatrical Rights to 2012 Sundance Selection MIDDLE OF NOWHERE” by Ray Pride

Movieline | "Sundance 2012 Pick Ups Headed to a Theater Near You"