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IFC Takes Toronto-bound ‘Medicine’

IFC Takes Toronto-bound 'Medicine'

I’m really thrilled with this one-two punch of good news for SXSW 2008 premiere, Medicine For Melancholy: Barry Jenkins’ downright beautiful relationship drama was recently acquired by IFC Films for a theatrical release. When? No definite date, but you can predict it will be after September, since the film was also just invited to screen in the Discovery section of the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. The Toronto news is especially sweet and honorable, because it’s rare for an American indie (without stars) to screen at the fest months following its North American premiere. Add to all of this, the fact that one of the film’s two leads – comedian Wyatt Cenac – is now a featured player on The Daily Show.

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