Inda’s Corner: Unpacking Medicine for Melancholy

I first heard of this film when I still lived at home with my dad and had access to satellite television including the Reels channel where film critic Leonard Maltin had a show. If I remember correctly, he mostly liked the film and the performances of the two leads, Wyatt Cenac and Tracey Heggins. Honestly, I can’t see a film lover not enjoying this film. But I wasn’t able to see it back then in 2008. In fact, I only saw it for the first time a few years ago, probably around the time the film’s lead Wyatt Cenac left The Daily Show. I most definitely had the DVD by 2015 when I decided to include the film as part of my retrospective of Black representation in film 100 years after The Birth of a Nation.

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