SOLD OUT – The Last Black Man in San Francisco
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.
“[It] is pensive and poetic, verging almost on magical realism. It’s a beautiful film, sometime almost too much so.” Jake Coyle, AP
“Even when Talbot and Fails risk unraveling the film’s most cherished verities, they do so with the mesmerizing grace of a skateboard gliding down Lombard Street.” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
“The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a bittersweet film, and it’s a hilarious film, but few people are probably prepared for what a beautiful film it is.” SF Weekly
“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.” Toronto Star
“This is a gorgeously shot film, alternating between images of San Francisco at its most beautiful and promising, and visuals of the lost and the homeless and the forgotten, who might as well be invisible to the techies…” – Chicago Sun-Times
“A soulful paean to unfortunate times of great fortune in a great city, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a story from the sidelines, told with truth and beauty.” Truthdig
- 2/7 | 7:30PM