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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