(at the African American Museum) Medicine for Melancholy – Black Filmmakers Series
The Texas Theatre and South Dallas Cultural Center are proud to present the 2nd annual Black Filmmaker Series in conjunction with Black History Month at the South Dallas Cultural Center.
Co-presented by the African American Museum of Dallas and City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.
Program #4 – Saturday February 16th – Medicine for Melancholy – (2008) – Directed By Barry Jenkins – at The African American Museum of Dallas. Barry Jenkin’s little seen first feature, made eight years before his Oscar Winning MOONLIGHT, shows his immediate skill with the relationship melodrama and signaled a theme and skill that evolved and paved way towards his new film If Beale Street Could Talk.
This year’s series features an eclectic mix of feature films and shorts. The goal of the series is to screen a variety of films directed by black directors historically and contemporarily, indie and mainstream, shorts and feature length films. An added bonus this series is the screen of shorts by students studying film at local colleges and universities. Screenings will take place during the month of February at Texas Theatre and the AT&T Auditorium at the African American Museum. All Five Programs only $1 each!