Barry Jenkins, Medicine for Melancholy, 2008 (still); photo: courtesy of SFFILM


Medicine for Melancholy

Saturday, July 14, 2018

7 p.m.

“After hooking up at a party, Jo (Tracey Heggins)
considers her alcohol-fueled one-night stand with Micah (Wyatt Cenac) history,
but he is eager to explore the possibility of a deeper connection. On the
surface, they have little in common other than both being twenty-something and
African American….Their intimacy grows along with an air of pensive reflection
as each challenges the other’s assumptions, core beliefs, and sense of
identity. Gorgeously shot in muted tones on the streets of San Francisco…what
begins as a bittersweet, erotic romance between near strangers evolves into a
tale with wider implications.”


Film Details

Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2008
Running time: 88 min
Format: Digital
Director: Barry Jenkins
Screenwriters: Barry Jenkins
Producer: Justin Barber
Cinematographer: James Laxton
Editor: Nat Sanders
Source: Swank/IFC

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