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    Watch 'Middle Of Nowhere: Journey Of An Indie' (Includes Never-Before-Released-Online Footage)

    Good stuff that I think you all will appreciate immensely. A peek behind the curtain - from casting, to production and finally film festival run.

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    'Middle of Nowhere' Expands To More Cities This Weekend - Is Your City One Of Them?

    Is S & A turning into the Middle of Nowhere channel? Seems that way doesn't it? But then again isn't that we're all about? That is bringing to attention intelligent, well made, independently made black films? 

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    Ava DuVernay In Terry Gross' 'Fresh Air' *Hot Seat* & The Engaging Chat That Followed (Listen)

    I enjoyed this conversation between Ava DuVernay and Terry Gross (NPR, Fresh Air), uploaded today.

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    Ava DuVernay Talks About The Gotham Nominations

    I was in LA yesterday and already had a meeting set up with Ava DuVernay to just say hi in between her press appearances.  I was able to chat with her a couple of hours after her two Gotham award nominations.  Her film Middle of Nowhere received two nominations as did Beast of the Southern...

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    Breakdown of Women Nominees for 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards

    The nominees for the 22nd Annual Independent Filmmaker Project’s Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced today. A total of 26 Films were nominated in six categories. Actress Marion Cotillard will be honored with a career tribute.  And for the second year in a row, the IFP will prese...

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    'Middle Of Nowhere' Expands To Seven More Cities This Friday

    For those of you have yet to see, and have been dying to see Ava DuVernay's film Middle of Nowhere, especially after the fantastic word-of-mouth the film has been getting, and the news we reported this weekend that it had the highest gross per screen of any film currently playing in theater...

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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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