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[Hybrid] Black Is, Black Ain’t: The 15th Anniversary of Medicine for Melancholy

December 14 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PST

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Black Is, Black Ain't The 15th Anniversary of Medicine for Melancholy

Black Is, Black Ain’t marks 15 years since the release of Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins’ debut feature Medicine for Melancholy (2008)This impactful film depicts the subtle romance between Micah and Jo, two Black San Franciscans who journey through the rapidly changing city, exploring their connection and grappling with love and BlacknessOur program will feature a thought-provoking public conversation between Black cinema scholar and MoAD’s Cultural-Critic-in-Residence, Dr. Artel Great (San Francisco State University) and Hana Baba, host of the daily radio program “Crosscurrents” on NPR Station KALW in San Francisco. Together, Baba and Dr. Great will examine the cultural politics, cinematic vision, and understated influence of Medicine for Melancholy, while addressing the film’s larger social themes that include: questions of class and identity, Black love and belonging, and community preservation and gentrification.

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Venue

MoAD | Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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Phone
415.358.7200
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Organizer

MoAD | Museum of the African Diaspora
Phone
415-358-7200
Email
info@moadsf.org
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