Black Cinema Series - Middle of Nowhere

Black Cinema Series - Middle of Nowhere

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  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, 200, Humanities Center

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




In a 1991 interview, director Spike Lee said, “I don’t think my films are going to get rid of racism or prejudice. I think the best thing my films can do is provoke discussion.” To celebrate Black History Month, the Humanities Center presents a series of weekly film screenings. Introduced by faculty members from various departments, the films span decades, beginning in the 1970s and ending with contemporary cinema. Following each screening is a brief discussion of the films, the issues that they raise and their lasting significance.

About the Film

Middle of Nowhere (2002)

Directed by Ava DuVernay

When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi) drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process, She struggles with internal forces as tensions build and life rears its ugly head at her. As she meets new people, Ruby must decide what she truly wants and what is best for her.

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