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.
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.