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The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Showtimes

2 Hr. 1 Min.
R
2019
Screening format: DCP

Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.

A wistful odyssey populated by skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights, and other locals on the margins, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a poignant and sweeping story of hometowns and how they’re made—and kept alive—by the people who love them.

"Talbot, Fails and their collaborators have given the programmers, and us, an undeniable gem. It plays like a gauntlet that's been thrown down. But it feels like a gift."
- Rolling Stone
"Talbot is a striking filmmaker, giving his film both a lived-in authenticity - the location work is evocative, and he's filled the screen with oddball locals - and a fairy-tale hermeticism."
- Vulture
"Shot in a woozy, unreal, and dryly comedic style that splits the difference between Spike Jonze and Spike Lee, The Last Black Man in San Francisco slows the world down just enough for you to feel it changing."
- indieWire
"This is bound to go down as one of the all-time-great San Francisco films."
- RogerEbert.com

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