"Medicine for Melancholy"
"Medicine for Melancholy"

3 - A film that I'm sure a lot of you have already seen, although I frequently find myself in conversations with folks who haven't even heard of it! So I thought it wise not to make assumptions, and add it to this week's list. 


Barry Jenkins' much-ballyhooed feature film debut Medicine For Melancholy has actually been streaming on Netflix for a while, so if you're one of those who has yet to see it, it's been there, so add it to your streaming library.

The film follows a pair for 24 hours after they have a one-night stand, as they discuss and deal with issues of class, identity, and the evolving conundrum of being a minority in rapidly gentrifying San Francisco - a city with

 the smallest proportional black population of any other major American city.

As I recall, there were comparisons to films like Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise/Before Sunset series.

It stars 2 relatively unknown actors (at the time the film was made, 6 years ago) in Wyatt Cenac and Tracy Heggins.


Watch the trailer below: