After winning countless awards and honors at film festivals, Medicine for Melancholy opens at IFC Film theaters in New York this weekend and follows two young African-Americans in San Francisco as they ponder race, class, and what “two black people do on a Sunday” when a one-night stand is extended into a 24-hour journey.

Medicine opens on that awkward morning after a party and perfectly expresses the uncomfortable moments that follow a spontaneous hook-up with a stranger then develops into a sweet romantic film as Micah, played by The Daily Show‘s Wyatt Cenac, tries to build a relationship with the apprehensive Joanne, played by Tracey Heggins.

Set against the picturesque landscape of San Francisco’s rolling hills and beautifully filmed in a muted color tonality that evokes the word melancholy, Medicine expresses the angst of young black adults who, like Joanne, are still “figuring it out.

Cenac is endearing and…

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Wyatt Cenac joined Comedy Central’s The Daily Show in June and has been entertaining us ever since with dead-pan comedic reporting on the presidential election, the economy, and black people’s popularity among white supremacists.

The Dallas native honed his talents performing stand-up, improv and sketch comedy at the Los Angeles Upright Citizens Brigade and writing for the animated program King of the Hill. He received his first taste of national exposure when his impersonation of Barack Obama garnered a healthy Youtube following.

Cenac can be seen in the upcoming independent film Medicine for Melancholy, an angst ridden story about two twenty-something year-olds falling in love in “a rapidly gentrifying” San Francisco.

Blindie is ga ga for Cenac and will be watching his rise to stardom.

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