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Plot, Details & Awards

Middle of Nowhere

(2012)

Rated R for some language.

R In Theaters 10/12/2012 , 99min.
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Plot & Details

Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, 'Middle of Nowhere' follows Ruby, a bright medical student who sets aside her dreams and suspends her career when her husband is incarcerated. As the committed couple stares into the hollow 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 and a stunning betrayal that shakes her to her core, this steadfast wife is soon propelled in new and often shocking directions of self-discovery -- caught between two worlds and two men in the search for herself.

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Emayatzy Corinealdi Nominated
2012 Independent Spirit Awards John Cassavetes Award Ava DuVernay Won
2012 Independent Spirit Awards John Cassavetes Award Howard Barish Won
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male David Oyelowo Nominated
2012 Independent Spirit Awards John Cassavetes Award Paul Garnes Won
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female Lorraine Toussaint Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Sundance Film Festival Best Director - Dramatic Ava DuVernay Won
2012 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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