MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY
BARRY JENKINS | USA | 2008 | 88 MIN | NR | ENGLISH
Barry Jenkins’ (MOONLIGHT) distinct cinematic eye is firmly established in his gorgeous 2008 debut that features Wyatt Cenac and Tracey Higgins opening up to each other during an odyssey across San Francisco following a one-night stand.
Cast: Wyatt Cenac, Tracey Heggins, John Thurgood
Part of the Philadelphia Film Society’s Debut series
All filmmakers have to start somewhere. A debut film may catapult a director into the auteur stratosphere or be merely a blip on their IMDb list, yet the debut remains a defining moment that can serve as film forensic for everything that follows.