(M4M) made its West Coast Premiere on Wednesday night at the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF). Filmmaker Barry Jenkins shot this moody little indie flick in three weeks, all while working at the Banana Republic on Grant Avenue. (It's people like him who make us feel bad about living in a messy apartment. We can barely manage to hold down a job and bathe on a regular basis. What are you eating for breakfast Barry? Can we have some of that?)
M4M follows two San Francisco hipsters as they spend the day together following a one-night stand. Instead of taking the walk of shame the next morning like normal people, they go out to breakfast. The gal seems really unpleasant at first, but the dude is persistent (maybe because she is so damn pretty) and they end up connecting and debating on a whole range of topics in a Before Sunrise, walk-around-town-and-talk-and-talk-and-talk sort of way. They go to cafes, listen to Emo music and dance at a hipster club. They eat from taco trucks and ride their bicycles around our crowded little city.
Oh, and did we mention they're both black?
After the jump: conversations about black hipster San Francisco identity, a hilariously awkward question in the Q&A, and No On 98. Preview clip after the jump too!
SFist Mihi, contributing.Medicine for Melancholy