I had a busy but wonderful weekend at The National Black Arts Festival. Although I volunteered throughout the weekend at the festival, I found the time to partake in the festivities too! My favorite part was the Pan-African film festival of the NBAF that held a screening and Q & A discussion for the film, Medicine for Melancholy.
The film was way more than I expected and highlighted a myriad of interesting themes: race, gentrification, politics, and interracial dating and more. All starting with a one night stand between two strangers. (Watch the trailer)
I think what stood out for me most about the film was how the characters connected (well, after the awkwardness subsided) to one another and their reaction to that connection. The serendipity of their relationship is something that a lot of us kind of secretly wish for.
When you meet someone who seems like they are perfectly made for you, you may realize that you are ready or not ready for The One. I think a lot of us convince ourselves that we are then we get surprised when they show up. Are you prepared for the relationship you think that you want?
In one of the scenes of the film, Micah asks Jo, “How do you define yourself?” Pretty loaded question for a first date! Has anyone ever asked you this before? What would you say to that question on a date?