The Last Black Man in San Francisco

February 17

Monday – 2:00 and 7:30

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Director: Joe Talbot
Cast: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Tichina Arnold, Rob Morgan
Time: 120 min
Country: US
Year: 2019
Language: English

An affecting story powerfully told, The Last Black Man in San Francisco immediately establishes director Joe Talbot as a filmmaker to watch. Jimmie Fails has one hope in life: to reclaim the majestic Victorian house his grandfather built. Every week, Jimmie and his only friend, Montgomery, make a pilgrimage across San Francisco to Jimmie’s dream home and imagine what life would be like if this neighborhood had never changed. When they realize the house’s current owners have moved out, Jimmie decides to recreate the home his family once had. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, Jimmie’s domestic aspirations blind him to reality. The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a poetic and picturesque ode to the title city, to friendship and to the universal urge to find a place to call home. There is something irrepressibly original and exciting in the collaboration that results between Talbot, Fails and co-writer Rob Richert – a cinematic vision that feels as fresh as it does necessary.

Last Black Man in San Francisco

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