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MICA Screens 'Medicine for Melancholy'

Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Falvey Hall, 7:30pm

Posted 11.18.08 by MICA Media Relations

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the Maryland Film Festival present Medicine for Melancholy at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Falvey Hall, Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Ave.

This narrative feature film from first-time director Barry Jenkins addresses issues of class, identity, and the evolving conundrum of being a minority in rapidly gentrifying San Francisco.

In Medicine for Melancholy, two African-American twenty-somethings wake up to the aftermath of a party and attempt to shake off the awkwardness of a one-night stand. After introductions, the pair decides to wander the streets of San Francisco, where they take in the gloriously appointed Museum of African Diaspora and the sprawling blend of civil rights memorials, wide lawns, and tea gardens of Yuerba Buena Gardens. By the time these two part ways, it is literally and figuratively a brand new day.

The film is $5 for the general public and free to Friends of the Festival and MICA students, faculty, and staff.

For more information, call 410-225-2300.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.