Gotham Award nominated director Lanre Olabisi comes to New York City with his second feature film. SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE is an unusual new film in the US cinema landscape – a thoughtful drama populated almost entirely by people of color. It’s also unusual by conventional narrative standards: the film was born out of a year-long improvisational process in which the actors and director mutually crafted the ensemble drama, creating both characters and story as they went along.
The film centers on four lovers who collide into each others' lives as one marriage morphs into several intertwining affairs. Sofia tries to leave her romantic failures behind by embarking on a new relationship with Kofi, who she meets in a chance encounter. Kofi, however, has other things on his mind; namely his crumbling marriage to his wife, Billie. Unfortunately for him, Billie finds herself struggling with a new-found attraction for her female co-worker, Alex.