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Medicine For Melancholy

Enlightened and tenderly beautiful

— Michael Fox, SF Weekly

Excellent...surprising and subtle...remind yourself, your roommates, your friends and family to see Medicine For Melancholy.

— Aaron Hillis,

Perfectly self-contained, the film is pure art from the first frame.

— D. Scot Miller, San Francisco Bay Guardian

Barry Jenkins' terrific debut feature, Medicine for Melancholy, is an intimate and sociologically astute study of a young African-American couple...remarkable...bold, insightful movie.

— Guy Dixon, The Globe and Mail

Presented by IFC Films | United States | Jan 30th, 2009 | 87 MINS | NR

A love story of bikes and one-night stands told through two African-American twenty-something’s dealing 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.


  • Barry Jenkins


  • Justin Barber


  • Barry Jenkins