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Medicine for Melancholy

Middle of Nowhere and the Black Independent Film Movement

Roya Rastegar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Black Voices
Roya Rastegar

This weekend will be a critical marker for the burgeoning independent Black film movement. Opening in theaters in select cities this Friday, Middle of Nowhere is a compelling drama about a young newlywed who puts her happiness on hold as she eagerly awaits for her husband's early release from a five-year prison sentence.

"Medicine For Melancholy": Down, But Caught Out, in San Francisco

Rob Fields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Fields

In his feature debut, Medicine for Melancholy, Barry Jenkins captures the challenges of being black and indie in the 21st century. The result is a fresh meditation on race, class and gentrification.

Movies We Loved: 2009

Tribeca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

2009 was clearly a transitional and scary year for independents and biggies alike, with an uncertain theatrical future leading to developments in film availability online, on demand and via your computer.