Remember Ava DuVernay who earlier this year became the first black woman to win the Best Director award at the Sundance Film Festival for her film “Middle of Nowhere” ? Her film finally has a trailer and a release date.
DuVernay’s film chronicles a woman’s struggle to adapt to life after her husband’s incarceration. “This epidemic of incarceration really affects black and brown communities disproportionately,” DeVernay said in an earlier this year.
The film’s synopsis:
Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, 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. But 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.
The “Middle of Nowhere” stars David Oyelowo (Lincoln, Jack Reacher, Paperboy, The Help, Red Tails), Omari Hardwick (Sparkle, For Colored Girls) and the leading lady, newcomer Emayatzy Corinealdi.
The film will be in theaters October 12, 2012.
A January 2012 video in which DuVernay talks to Sundance about her film is below: