Category Archives: Middle of Nowhere

Politics, Social Critics, Women Behind the Lens

Having just seen back-to-back screenings of The Central Park Five and West of Memphis, only a week after seeing Middle of Nowhere, it struck me how loudly each film howls about the world we live in now. Besides certain contextual … Continue reading

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Ava DuVernay on The Treatment

If you haven’t listened to film critic Elvis Mitchell’s podcast called “The Treatment,” I strongly recommend you subscribe. Mitchell dives into various topics about cinema with a huge array of both mainstream and obscure filmmakers. Middle of Nowhere stands as … Continue reading

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Ava DuVernay’s DIY Film Marketing

As a former publicist for huge Hollywood movies (I, Robot, Spider-Man 2), Middle of Nowhere director Ava DuVernay comes at filmmaking from an interesting perspective. She’s an artist whose obviously experienced the importance of film marketing. A part of the … Continue reading

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Everything Means Everything in DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere

If I asked you to close your eyes and envision where “The Middle of Nowhere” might be, I’d guess you’d think somewhere in an open field or an empty road. Somewhere in Iowa or Nebraska perhaps. Certainly not the bustling … Continue reading

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A Moment with Middle of Nowhere

If you’ve had opportunity to work as a script reader at an agency or production company, then you have almost certainly tortured through the task of reading script after script that made you want to light yourself on fire. Seriously, … Continue reading

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