September 14, 2012 at 02:00 PM EDT

Middle of Nowhere

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
99 minutes
Limited Release Date
10/12/12
performer
Omari Hardwick, David Oyelowo, Tracie Thoms
director
Ava DuVernay
distributor
AFFRM
genre
Drama

What do you do when your husband is sentenced to eight years in prison? In Middle of Nowhere — which won writer-director Ava DuVernay the Best Director award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival — that’s the dilemma facing Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi), who drops out of medical school after her husband (Omari Hardwick, Kick-Ass) gets sent to a California slammer. Things get even more complicated for Ruby after a kind bus driver (David Oyelowo, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) begins to woo her — and she begins to let him. Check out an exclusive tender scene from the film, out in limited release Oct. 12, below — followed by the official Sundance preview for the full film: 

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