Wyatt Cenac's laid-back and slightly dopey Daily Show character allows him to joke about race in a clever, sly way, as with his internet-famous "Rappers or Republicans?" quiz. In Medicine for Melancholy, Cenac similarly plays a San Francisco hipster doofus who drunkenly bumbles into a one-night stand with a gorgeous woman (Tracey Heggins). They wander around together, having a first date in reverse, talking about race and gentrification, and completely charming each other—and us. It's a date movie that matters, and Cenac gives an intelligent, nuanced performance. (Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, 829-7863. 7 and 9 pm, $6–$9.)

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