to go see a movie starring black people, completely about black people, and made by black people, while black Americans will flock to a movie that is completely about white people (sometimes with no black characters at all)? 2.) For the multitudes of black (and other mostly poor) women who have put their lives and dreams on hold in order to wait years for husbands or boyfriends who are doing major prison time, how much of the waiting is a self-determined choice and how much is plain old self-effacing misogyny? Director Ava DuVernay, whose new film Middle of Nowhere is about a young black woman living this vigil, has plenty to say about both of these questions and more. I have thoughts, too, but better that you listen to DuVernay (pictured below) speak up about all of this in an interview, and that you see a clip from her film, which won Sundance's best directing award this year.