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Exclusive: Angela Bassett To Introduce Ava DuVernay's 'Middle Of Nowhere' At Star-Studded LA Film Fest Premiere

by Vanessa Martinez
June 7, 2012 10:29 PM
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Angela Bassett will serve as honorary host to introduce Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival. Nowhere will have its red-carpet gala premiere at the fest on June 20.

The star-studded event will the first time for the film to screen publicly after its premiere at Sundance this past January, in which Nowhere garnered the U.S. Directing Award. If you haven't yet, read Tambay's Sundance review of the film HERE.

Middle of Nowhere's filmmakers and cast will be in attendance. Among the other guests confirmed are: Regina King, Dennis Haysbert, Nate Parker, Julie Dash, Charles Burnett, Mara Brock Akil, Courtney B. Vance, Goapele, Traci Thoms, Lauren London, Wendy Raquel Robinson, CCH Pounder, Jenifer Lewis, Harry Lennix, Bokeem Woodbine, Gina Rodriguez, Erica Hubbard, Naturi Naughton and Salli Richardson-Whitfield.

For tickets to the carpet gala premiere, you can purchase them online HERE.

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  • Priss | June 8, 2012 11:36 AMReply

    Fan of both. This is good. I like to see our celebrities supporting independent films and help put attention on them. Pariah could have used some Black Star Power, but the Black gliteratti ignored it. Took Meryl Streep to give it attention. I always thought that was a shame. Hopefully this one won't suffer the same fate. I give applause to Angela and the others going to this. There are definitely more Black Stars than Tyler and Oprah that Black People care about the opinions of. They just need to get up out their Hollywood gas chamber and see what's really going on. Independents might be their next great job, regardless of what Viola Davis says about our Black writers. But I digress. Kudos Angela and Ava on this.

  • Clayton Broomes | June 8, 2012 3:17 PM

    This is so well said on every level, PRISS. You shouldn't hide behind a false name while dropping gems like this.

  • Rolo | June 8, 2012 1:46 AMReply

    Is this open to the public?

  • Rolo | June 8, 2012 1:51 AM

    Link is not working.

  • misha | June 7, 2012 11:56 PMReply

    Nice. Now is Angela gonna be in an Ava DuVernay production? I hope so. Make it happen, Ava!

  • LaDonna | June 7, 2012 10:59 PMReply

    I didn't know Angela had a star on the Walk of Fame. I love her. Look at that body and hair and dress! Good to see big sisters supporting the newbies.

  • the black police | June 7, 2012 10:38 PMReply


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