FORT MASON FLIX: Medicine for Melancholy (a SFFILM at the Drive-In event)


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Oct 3rd @ 6:00pm

Medicine for Melancholy

SPECIAL NOTE: SFFILM has partnered with Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture to present SFFILM at the Drive-In, two evenings of programs at FORT MASON FLIX on October 3 and 4, 2020. With a little something for everyone, the four films in this weekend series feature an early preview of a highly anticipated music doc, a contemporary San Francisco classic from an emerging auteur, a classic family film from our Bay Area friends at Pixar, and a rarely screened gritty noir perfect for a Sunday night in the fog.

About: After hooking up at a party, Jo (Tracey Heggins) considers her alcohol-fueled one-night stand with Micah (Wyatt Cenac) history, but he is eager to explore the possibility of a deeper connection. Their intimacy grows, along with an air of pensive reflection as each challenges the other’s assumptions, core beliefs, and sense of identity. Gorgeously shot in muted tones on the streets of San Francisco, through neighborhoods ranging from the tony Marina to the gritty Tenderloin, Barry Jenkins’ (Moonlight) debut feature begins as a bittersweet, erotic romance between near strangers and evolves into a complex tale with wider implications. The couple’s visit to the Museum of the African Diaspora becomes richly ironic, especially for Micah, who is only too aware of the ongoing African American exodus from the city. As they wander around town, their conversation encompasses the personal and political, touching on issues of race, class, assimilation, and gentrification that seems exceedingly relevant 12 years later. An IFC Films release.

Director: Barry Jenkins

Year Released: 2008

Rating: n/a

Run time: 88 minutes

Cast: Wyatt Cenac, Tracey Heggins

Showing: October 3, 6pm

Special offers

Win free tickets: To celebrate the launch of FORT MASON FLIX, DoTheBay is hosting an exclusive giveaway: a complimentary car pass, plus a food and drink voucher to the movie screening of the winner’s choice. Enter to win at dothebay.com/flix

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Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture is proud to partner with DoTheBay, the official media partner of FORT MASON FLIX, Xfinity, Budweiser Zero, GIG Car Share, Waterloo Sparkling Water, Nesquik, Volume Inc., Large Screen Video, and Edlen. Organizations interested in sponsoring FORT MASON FLIX should contact sales@dothebay.com




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