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Medicine for Melancholy

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Release Date: January 30, 2009 (NY)
Studio: IFC Films
Director: Barry Jenkins
Screenwriter: Barry Jenkins
Starring: Wyatt Cenac, Tracey Heggins
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Plot Summary: A love story about a one-night stand told through two African-American twenty-something's dealing with issues of class, identity, and the evolving conundrum of being a minority in a rapidly gentrifying San Francisco - a city with the smallest black population of any other major American City. When Micah (Wyatt Cenac) and Jo (Tracey Heggins) stumble into the brightness of a sunny San Francisco day after a hook-up, Jo' can't wait to escape the uncomfortable silence, but a shared cab ride and a lost wallet soon bring a well intentioned Micah to her front door. As caution turns to curiosity, the young couple sets off on a romantic ramble through eclectic neighborhoods and their own lives as they swap views on everything from the meaning of blackness to the letting go of heartbreak.

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