In writer/director Ava DuVernay's drama Middle of Nowhere, Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi) rides a bus through the inner city streets, and wills herself to push away memories that crowd her. Four years earlier, she was a vibrant medical student married to the love of her life, Derek (Omari Hardwick). Now, she makes her way to the maximum security prison on the outskirts of town. This is where her love now resides. Behind coiled razor wire and forty foot concrete walls. As the couple stares into the hallow 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 with hard-working bus driver Brian (David Oyelowo) and a stunning betrayal that shakes her to the core, she is soon propelled in new and often frightening directions of self-discovery. As we chronicle her turbulent yet transformative journey, we witness the emergence of a broken woman made whole. Winner of the 2012 Sundance Award for Best Director. Official Web Site

Director:

Ava DuVernay

Cast:

Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Omari Hardwick, Lorraine Touissant, Edwina Findley, Sharon Lawrence, Dondre Whitfield, Troy Curvey, Maya Gilbert

MPAA Rating:

R

Run Time:

1hr 39mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

USA