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David Oyelowo Woos Emayatzy Corinealdi In New Clip From 'Middle Of Nowhere'

by Tambay A. Obenson
September 14, 2012 11:05 AM
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Emayatzy Corinealdi (Middle Of Nowhere) 2012
Emayatzy Corinealdi (Middle Of Nowhere) 2012

A new clip from Ava DuVernay's acclaimed drama Middle Of Nowhere, which stars Emayatzy CorinealdiDavid OyelowoOmari Hardwick, Lorraine Touissaint, and Edwina Findley (shot by award-winning DP Bradford Young).

When her husband is incarcerated, an African-American woman struggles to maintain her marriage and her identity.

The film was acquired jointly by Participant Media and AFFRM, to be released on October 122012.


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  • Nadell | September 18, 2012 2:44 PMReply

    Can't wait to see this!

  • Priss | September 16, 2012 2:11 PMReply

    Do my eyes deceive me? Dark brown man and woman deconstructing what "back of the bus" means and having conversation about films with subtitles? I'm in heaven. Didn't know this kind of thing was in this film. I had wanted to see it anyway but I am loving this.

  • candi | September 16, 2012 8:22 AMReply

    sooooo looking forward to this film! oyelowo is fine w/ me so far - have to see the whole piece for a final thought. in IWF, my least favorite performance was the angry cousin - came across as overplayed for me. as everyone agrees, sally was perfect & IWF is just a gorgeous movie!

  • STAX TRINO | September 15, 2012 1:02 PMReply

    tryin to see this. nigerian brethren stannup! oyelowo represent!

  • BANTA | September 15, 2012 11:12 AMReply


  • BluTopaz | September 15, 2012 10:20 AMReply

    Oyelowo looks like a little boy to me who has not yet learned to shave properly, and he has no screen presence IMHO. I thought he was aight in Planet of the Apes, the role did not really require much intensity until the climax, and in all fairness he did well with that. And it's not like he is typecast, he is getting all kinds of different roles so it's really a puzzle isn't it? And IWF to me was mostly a very pretty film; Sally is gorgeous (much prettier than Halle) and did well, lovely scenery and house, and well placed music as you noted. The aunt actress did ok to me I guess, but the only actor who grabbed me was the angry cousin. And of course Omari-lol. I agree he was underused, his relationship with Sally was almost like an afterthought. I am loving what we see with Out of Nowhere though, and LOVE the song in the trailer--I've only seen Emayatzi (props to her for not changing her name!) in one film and she was great. And LOL @ stabbing folks in the eye. I try not to reveal the endings of even older films if possible, just in case someone hasn't seen it.

  • NO BRAINER | September 16, 2012 1:21 AM

    I agree with you about the angry cousin...

  • NinaG | September 14, 2012 9:49 PMReply

    ooooohhhh yes! can't wait!

  • BluTopaz | September 14, 2012 9:47 PMReply

    That last line was cute and unexpected. Really looking forward to this.

  • DAYUM | September 14, 2012 7:57 PMReply

    Ok, this is not an astute cinema observation, just some man sh*t. This woman is canttakeyoureyesoffable! Chocolate, sexy as hell, educated with a little sass and flirt to her. That's ALL ME right there.

  • BluTopaz | September 15, 2012 10:21 AM

    @ Carey oops sorry, my reply to you above.

  • CareyCarey | September 14, 2012 10:56 PM

    Blutopaz, I think you were not crazy about I Will Follow either - right? Yeah, like you, I want Ava's movies to work for me, but as an old school told me "I don't want to make a poor hustler out of you by telling you a lie". I'm suggesting that I'd be telling a lie if I said everything was cool. And really, I don't know WTH people see in Oyelowo? What are we missing? I'm serious, what are we blocking out?. Heck, in "I Will Follow" I though Omari was underused (She only used him for "name"). So maybe Ava is using Oyelowo for his name recognition? But then again, Dwanka Brooks thought he killed it in Planet Of The Apes ** shrugging shoulders** Another problem I had with IWF was the acting of the dying aunt. In short, she never grabbed me. I did like the sequence with the niece and her nephew. However, in many of Ava's scenes she uses music to set the tone and move the moment. That's a good thing and very effective, but in IWF I couldn't understand many of the words which are suppose to enhance the "feeling" (take you there). Middle Of Nowhere is a love story with a great premise (I love-love stories and I've been "there") so my fingers are crossed. RE: The damn switch from the front yard tree. Don't you hate that... when someone drops the ending?! I could just stab them in their eye.

  • BluTopaz | September 14, 2012 9:51 PM

    Carey i was about to tell you to go get me a damn switch. But yeah, I'm still not feeling Oyelowo either. Maybe Ava just wanted a physical contrast to Omari-lol. Harsh i know but whatever.

  • CareyCarey | September 14, 2012 9:42 PM

    Man, I'm thinking the same thing. But then I'm thinking, what is she doing with the dorkish looking Oyelowo? Now I know she would have all kinds of men pushing up on her, so why was she all dreamy-eyed over the bus driving little kid? Maybe my question will be answered when I watch the film - huh? That reminds me, after the clip played, other clips on MON were available for viewing. Well, I clicked on a "wrap party". It was about a 3 minute youtube clip. Ava was smiling and accepting congradualtions... but then... out of nowhere... she told THE END OF THE STORY! We hear that Oyelowo was run over by his own bus while assisting an old lady across the street. Nawl... that's not the real ending *LOL but Ava did let it slip. Do you want to know what happened (if Jodie got the girl and gone)? ** devilishgrin**

  • NO BRAINER | September 14, 2012 4:04 PMReply

    Do anyone know the origins of the character Oyelowo is playing in this film? What does he do for a living?

  • NO BRAINER | September 16, 2012 1:14 AM

    Okay. Thank you, MR. DAWBER. And was he born and raised in Southern California or where ever this film is set?

  • Mr. Dawber | September 14, 2012 5:52 PM

    He's a bus driver. Emayatzy Corinealdi's character takes the bus frequently during her trips to visit her incarcerated husband.

  • Eboni | September 14, 2012 1:21 PMReply

    October 12th can not come soon enough!!! Congrats to Ava and the AFFRM team for bringing this story to theater. This is a win for all indy filmmakers.

  • ALM | September 14, 2012 11:57 AMReply

    Juicy!!! Emayatzy Corinealdi is so pretty, especially in the second clip. I see that Lorraine Toussaint is in the film also. I'm excited!!!!!

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