Film and Media Screening Series: Somewhere in the Middle, with Lanre Olabisi
February 27 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
In this film directed by Lanre Olabisi, four lovers find themselves caught in a tangle of intersecting relationships in this engaging, New York set romantic drama that explores the ripple effects of love and obsession. Developed through a year-long improvisational process and alternating between three different perspectives, Somewhere in the Middle (2015, 90 mins.) centers on a once-happy couple, whose marriage spirals into a series of emotionally messy affairs. Olabisi will be at the screening and will answer questions afterward.
Lanre Olabisi is a writer/director whose two feature films August the First and Somewhere in the Middle have been screened in over 70 film festivals combined including the SXSW Film Festival. He has been nominated for a IFP Gotham Award and a Black Reel Award. Both of his films are distributed by Film Movement and they can be found on Netflix and Amazon. Lanre has received grants from the Jerome Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the Urban Artists Initiative. He currently teaches directing, screenwriting and acting for the camera at the New York Film Academy.
The Film and Media Screening Series is supported by the Diversity Council, the Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Liberal Arts, the Department of Film, Media and Performing Arts, and the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.
All screenings are free and open to the public.