Movie Screening – Middle of Nowhere

Emancipation Park in partnership with HMAAC presents a screening of the classic film Middle of Nowhere on March 24 @ 6:30 pm.  Follow by a Q&A and panel discussion.

Moderator – Cary Darling – Arts Editor, Houston Chronicle
John Guess, CEO, Houston Museum of African American Culture
Jasmine Jones, Film Curator, Houston Museum of African American Culture

Little did we know over 10 years ago how significant Middle of Nowhere, written and directed by Ava DuVernay, would be for the landscape of Black film. Back then, HMAAC joined black assets across the country actively marketing the screening of the film on October 12, 2012. In Houston, it was at the AMC 30 Dunvale. The film garnered 11 wins and 21 nominations including the Sundance Film Festival, the Black Film Critics Circle Awards, the Women Film Critics Josephine Baker Award, the NAACP Image Awards, the Gotham Awards, the Black Reels Award, and the Film Independent Spirit Award. Understanding the challenges for distribution for films made by people of color DuVernay founded the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM). There is much to celebrate as we count down to the screening at Emancipation Park where, like back in 2012.  This event is free and open to the public but registration is requested (we just need a name & email address) so we will know how much popcorn to make.



Mar 24 2023


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

More Info

Register To Attend
Scroll to Top