Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Medicine for Melancholy

I'm giddy with excitment right now. It's not often that black folks are talked about in San Francisco. It's not often that black folks star in a film centered around exploring class identity in San Francisco. Enter Medicine for Melancholy.

From the website:
Medicine for Melancholy is a love story of bikes and one-night stands told through two African-American twenty-somethings dealing with issues of class, identity, and the evolving conundrum of being a minority in rapidly gentrifying San Francisco—a city with the smallest proportional black population of any other major American city.

And it stars bikes! I'm in alternablack heaven.

Thanks to KG for the link!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This looks dope.

I'm often bewildered by how much the City has changed in my short lifetime, how I've literally seen the percentage of Blacks in SF drop from like 16% to 7% damn quickly. Gentrification and racism is a beast.