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    Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere Has Big Opening Weekend

    Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere opened with the top per screen average this past weekend.  As Indiewire reports, opening on just 6 screens, the film made $78,030—about $13,005 per theater.  Taken 2, which was at the top of the box office with $22 million had less than half the...

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    Now That It's Officially Opened, Let's Talk 'Middle Of Nowhere'...

    I should first note that the film will continue to expand to other cities over the next several weekends, so while you folks in NYC, LA, ATL, Philly and DC may have seen it this past weekend, others do not yet have access to the film. And to those folks (and really anyone who hasn't seen it...

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    Middle of Nowhere Enters The Oscar Conversation

    I've been talking about Middle of Nowhere since I saw it last June at the LA Film Festival.  As I wrote in my piece Could Middle of Nowhere Be a Game Changer? this is a very special movie.  I talked mostly about why this is an important movie, culturally.  Ava Duvernay, the writer...

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    The Only Reason You'll Ever Need To See Ava DuVernay's 'Middle Of Nowhere'...

    So here we are folks - a day before Middle Of Nowhere makes its commercial theatrical debut, 9 months after its Sundance Film Festival premiere, where I first saw it (and loved it), and where its director, Ava DuVernay, made history as the first African American woman to be crowned with Best Di...

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    Ava DuVernay, Sundance Award-Winner for 'Middle of Nowhere,' On Why It's Important That Stories About Black Women Be Told By Black Women

    Ava DuVernay became the first African-American to win the Best Director award at Sundance this year for her indie drama, "Middle of Nowhere." Although "Middle of Nowhere" is only DuVernay's second full-length feature film, she's no newcomer to the industry. In fact, ...

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    'Middle Of Nowhere' Opens This Weekend; How Will It Do? Guess Its Total Box Office, Win A Prize

    I can say with certainty that I don't know anyone personally, who hasn't heard of Ava DuVernay's upcoming new drama Middle Of Nowhere, which opens in limited release this Friday, en route to a gradual nationwide expansion after its premiere weekend.

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    Special Harlem Sneak Preview Of 'Middle Of Nowhere' With Ava DuVernay Friday Oct. 5

    Harlem, and New York filmgoers in general, are in for a treat, because, tomorrrow, Friday, Oct 5, there will be a special advance sneak preview of Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere, with Ms. DuVernay in person.

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    Broadcast TV Premiere Of Ava DuVernay's 'I Will Follow' On BET This Friday

    Ava DuVernay's critically-acclaimed feature film, I Will Follow, will make its world TV broadcast premiere on BET, this Friday, October 5, at 8PM ET/PT - a debut timed to happen exactly 1 week before the theatrical opening of Ava's latest film, the Sundance 2012 award-winning drama...

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