African American indie film made a big splash at Sundance this year, with two of Paste’s favorite films of the festival, Sheldon Candis’ LUV and Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere, breaking through in a big way. The latter film, for which DuVernay won the festival’s Best Director award, is in theaters today.
It’s a moving, sensitive story about a young woman struggling to make sense of her life while her husband is in jail, and it boasts a beautifully textured performance by relative newcomer Emayatzy Corinealdi in the lead role of Ruby, as well as an irresistible turn by David Oyelowo as Ruby’s possible new love interest. Check out the trailer and three clips below, and look out for our interview with DuVernay and Corinealdi in Tuesday’s mPlayer. You can also find more information at the film’s website, Facebook, and Twitter.
MIDDLE OF NOWHERE | “I Can Swing With Subtitles” from AaFFRM on Vimeo.
MIDDLE OF NOWHERE | “Brother’s Got A Good Memory” from AaFFRM on Vimeo.
MIDDLE OF NOWHERE | “It’s A Good Day Ma” from AaFFRM on Vimeo.