Friday, January 16, 2009


Do you ever see a movie that you can just tell was probably made especially for the festival circuit. The music is quirky, the subject matter is quirky, and the actors are...quirky. Well here's one that as soon as I heard the music I knew it probably had garnered a bunch of awards at the festivals and as the trailer played I soon found out I was totally right. Looks like a different kind of black movie so I'll give them props for that. It's supposed to be released on January 30th, in limited theaters I'm sure. Check it out.


A love story about a one-night stand told through two African-American twenty-something's dealing with issues of class, identity, and the evolving conundrum of being a minority in a rapidly gentrifying San Francisco - a city with the smallest black population of any other major American City. When Micah (Wyatt Cenac) and Jo (Tracey Heggins) stumble into the brightness of a sunny San Francisco day after a hook-up, Jo' can't wait to escape the uncomfortable silence, but a shared cab ride and a lost wallet soon bring a well intentioned Micah to her front door. As caution turns to curiosity, the young couple sets off on a romantic ramble through eclectic neighborhoods and their own lives as they swap views on everything from the meaning of blackness to the letting go of heartbreak.