Middle of Nowhere
First screened in October 2012 / Most recently screened in June 2019
Director: Ava DuVernay. Cast: Emayatzy Corinealdi, Omari Hardwick, David Oyelowo, Lorraine Toussaint, Edwina Findley, Troy Curvey III, Sharon Lawrence, Maya Gilbert. Screenplay: Ava DuVernay.

Twitter Capsule: Unfolds with the impeccable ease of a beach read, but writing, acting, versatile lensing give it uncommon depth.

VOR:   DuVernay's film language will keep deepening, but such crafty, emotional directness is plenty "deep." Rare looks at prison (and family?) as a shared sentence.

Photo © 2012 ARRAY/Forward Movement/Kandoo Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

(in October 2012: B+)

Sundance Film Festival: Best Director (Dramatic)

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