IFC Films Takes Some Medicine

IFC Films has nabbed worldwide rights to writer-director Barry Jenkins’ romantic drama “Medicine for Melancholy” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story revolves around an African-American couple dealing with issues of class and identity in San Francisco’s black community.

Wyatt Cenac (Fox’s “King of the Hill”) and Tracey Heggins star. The film premieres Friday in competition at the L.A. Film Festival.

IFC Films’ day and date distribution program will release the film in theaters and via VOD sometime in 2009.