Boy ol boy, if Oprah gives you the two thumbs up, you must be doing something right!! is reporting that Lady O expressed her love for the film by tweeted to DuVernay, “Saw your movie, Middle of Nowhere.…Excellent job especially with no money. Bravo to you my sistah.”  Winfrey then urged her 14 million followers to go and support the film.

This summer, Ava DuVernay became the first black woman to win Best Director at Sundance with her film about a woman who drops out of med school in order to support her husband, who has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Stars Omari Hardwick, David Oyelowo and newcomer Emayatzy Corinealdi.  Made with just $200,000, the level of success Ms. DuVernay has achieved with such a small budget has been incredible.

Do you plan on seeing “Middle of Nowhere”?

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