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Medicine of Melancholy

Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

February 15 - February 18 & February 20
Friday - Monday: 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 pm

2008, USA, Directed by Barry Jenkins, 88 min.

Medicine for Melancholy chronicles the one-day romance of Micah and Jo, two black twenty-somethings who have a one-night stand and end up spending a full day and night together despite Jo’s long-distance relationship with a wealthy white gallery owner.

The characters wake up in someone else’s bed after a party and head their separate ways. Jo leaves her wallet in their shared taxi and they reconnect when he returns it to her at her apartment.

Throughout the day, Micah and Jo visit the Museum of the African Diaspora, stumble upon an affordable housing coalition meeting and attend a concert.

Venturing around San Francisco, the characters discuss race and gentrification with regard to the low percentage of blacks living in San Francisco. © Wikipedia

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This event is part of the Putnam Film calendar and is open to the public.
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