2012 Sundance Film Festival award-winning ‘Middle Of Nowhere’ @MiddleNowhere hits Detroit this fall #TellUsDetroit

LOS ANGELES, CAL (Tell Us LA) – The movie Middle Of Nowhere follows Ruby, a bright medical student who sets aside her dreams and suspends her career when her husband is incarcerated. As the committed couple stares into the hollow end of an eight-year prison sentence, Ruby must learn to live another life, one marked by shame and separation.

However, through a chance encounter and a stunning betrayal that shakes her to her core, this steadfast wife is soon propelled in new and often shocking directions of self-discovery – caught between two worlds and two men in the search for herself.

Middle Of Nowhere had its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where Director Ava DuVernay won the Best Director Award. The cast includes, Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Omari Hardwick, Lorraine Touissaint, Edwina Findley, Sharon Lawrence

The black British actor David Oyelowo is on a hot streak: In 2011, he appeared in “The Help” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” and he’s starring in “Red Tails,” George Lucas’ $58-million action flick about the Tuskeegee Airmen.

He came to the L.A.-set character drama, written and directed by film-publicist-turned-filmmaker Ava DuVernay, in the randomest of ways. An investor on the film happened to encounter Oyelowo on an airplane and gave him the script. Oyelowo read the story — about a woman who struggles with loyalty and sacrifice after her husband is incarcerated — and signed on.

“It’s a real challenge to find African American characters with depth,” he 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.'”

This heartfelt romantic drama will open in theaters nationwide this fall.

 

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