When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby, a nurse, drops out of medical school in order to better focus on his well-being and to help him get early parole. This leads to tensions in Ruby’s relationship with her mother, Ruth, and sister, Rosie, a single mom. When she meets the handsome, sensitive Brian, Ruby is confronted with new challenges and desires, and finds herself reconsidering the path she has chosen.
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Born in 1972, Ava DuVernay is an American filmmaker. She made her first narrative feature, I Will Follow, in 2011. Middle of Nowhere (2012), her second feature, won the award for best director at the Sundance Film Festival. She recently directed Venus Vs (2013), a made-for-television documentary about tennis star Venus Williams. DuVernay is the founder of AFFRM, The African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, a distribution company.