Historic Hampton House in partnership with FIU Department of History & African and African Diaspora Studies and Miami Jazz & Film Society present the UNITY BOULEVARD FILM SERIES, a new film and discussion series happening every third Thursday at the Historic Hampton House Cultural Center!
Join us for a screening of Middle of Nowhere (2012) written and directed by Ava DuVernay. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Donna Aza Weir-Soley, Associate Professor of English, FIU.
Thursday, June 20th, 2019 @ 6pm
$5 Advance Tickets
$10 At the Door
Students FREE with student ID
Historic Hampton House Cultural Center
4240 NW 27th Ave
Miami, Florida 33142
*Free Parking in Rear via 43rd Terrace*
About the film:
Middle of Nowhere is the second film directed by Ava DuVernay it is beautifully drawn and poetically written. It teaches us about family, race, character and the often unknowable arc of a life, without becoming pedantic or pretending to have answers. The film opens in the middle of nowhere, setting the tone, as a bus arrives at a high security prison set outside the perimeter of everyday life where society’s pariahs are contained. Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi) has come to visit her husband who is serving time. Ruby radiates hope for her recently married husband Derek (Omari Hardwick); it is early on in his nine-year sentence, and she bursts with love, resilience and self-deception.