Many have complained about directors like Tyler Perry telling some of the stories of black women. For some, a male constantly profiting from the woes of black women is problematic. Ava Duvernay, the award winning writer and director is the antithesis of that notion. She’s directed BET’s first original music documentary, “My Mic Sounds Nice”, “I Will Follow” starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Omari Hardwick, the honoree interviews of the 2011 Black Girls Rock Awards and now “Middle of Nowhere”.
“Middle of Nowhere” is Duvernay’s second feature film and the selection for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. Dramatic Competition.
The drama follows a woman named Ruby who loses her husband to incarceration and loses herself in the process. Eventually Ruby becomes torn between two worlds and two men- on the journey back to herself.
Newcomer Emayatzy Corinealdi stars as ‘Ruby,” with Omari Hardwick (I Will Follow, For Colored Girls, Sparkle) and David Oyelowo (Red Tails, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Help).
Check out the teaser below:
Vixens, what do you think?