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The Last Black Man in San Francisco

(Rated M)

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“You don't get to hate it unless you love it”

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Overview

The rapturously reviewed, award-winning directorial debut of Joe Talbot, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a complicated love letter to a changing city. Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the stately Victorian home his grandfather built in San Francisco’s historically black, rapidly gentrifying Fillmore District. When he discovers the house has been vacated by its wealthy, white owners, Jimmie and his best friend Mont (Jonathan Majors) decide to move in. Rediscovering his old neighbourhood, and reclaiming an important piece of his identity, Jimmie searches for belonging in a city that’s drifting further and further away from its roots.

Winner: Directing Award & Special Jury Award for Creative Collaboration
— Sundance Film Festival 2019
“Brilliant and ambitious... pure poetry”
— Time Out
“Unfolds episodically, in gauzy, poetic images and vignettes that can be heartbreaking at one moment and quirkily comic the next”
— The Washington Post
“Funny, poignant, personal... feels like something completely unique”
— Rolling Stone
“A movie like no other about a city like no other”
— Slate

Why You Should See This Film

Visually brilliant and brimming with deeply felt emotion, The Last Black Man in San Francisco joins the ranks of films such as Sorry to Bother You and Medicine for Melancholy in addressing issues of race and gentrification in the Bay Area. Director Joe Talbot and star Jimmie Fails have been friends since childhood, adapting the screenplay from Jimmie Fails’ own family’s experience of being forced out of his grandfather’s old house in Fillmore, and the film benefits immensely from these highly personal threads woven throughout.

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  • Year: 2019
  • Rating: M
  • Director: Joe Talbot
  • Cast: Jimmie Fails, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Majors, Tichina Arnold, Danny Glover
  • Duration: 121 minutes
  • Language: English
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