Saturday, July 12, 2008

Medicine for Melancholy

OKSG alerted me about this film way back before we started this blog and it just came up in conversation with someone else. I still haven't seen it and I know it's not expressly about music but black independent cinema about two black indie rock hipsters, having a one night stand, having serious discussions, and riding bikes all around OK's city? I'm there! Check out the website about Medicine for Melancholy, join their mailing list, and find ways to support this exciting project.

Update (via Tuckergurl):
IFC Films has acquired the worldwide rights to writer-director Barry Jenkins' "Medicine for Melancholy." The film is in competition at this week's Los Angeles Film Festival, and will be released in theaters by IFC in 2009. "Medicine for Melancholy is one of the great American discoveries of the year," said Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Entertainment in a statement. "Barry Jenkins has delivered an intelligent, heartfelt and often funny universal love story and introduced two brilliant performers to the feature film world - Wyatt Cenac and Tracey Heggins. The film will not only inspire and ignite great discussions among the African-American community, but is sure to engage audiences across the globe."