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Arthouse movie listings for April 8-14, 2009

To submit a listing, e-mail Artists' Television Access. OpenScreening: Film and video open mike. Thu., April 9, 7 p.m. $5. "Dances for Camera": Short experimental dance films. Fri., April 10, 8 p.m. $6-$10. "Introduction to Experimental Animation": Saturdays. $40.…
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Film, Black Like Me

Black Like Me

"How do you define yourself?" It's not until its third act that Medicine for Melancholy's lead male character explicitly asks the question that's at this film's heart. Throughout its near-90-minute running time, writer-director Barry Jenkins' tender, smart, soulful movie gracefully…
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Film, San Francisco in Canada

San Francisco in Canada

A number of movies with ties to the Bay Area are playing at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (September 4-13), in search of distribution, publicity, or just delighting their audiences. Local filmmaker Barry Jenkins' first feature, Medicine for Melancholy,…
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News, Feature Q&A with <i>Medicine for Melancholy</i> Director Barry Jenkins

Q&A with Medicine for Melancholy Director Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins' terrific debut feature, Medicine for Melancholy, is an intimate and sociologically astute study of a young African-American couple spending a day together kicking around San Francisco after a one-night stand. The most remarkable thing about this bold, insightful…
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