Sat, Aug 10 – Wed, Aug 14
Directed by Joe Talbot; Cast: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold; 120 min., R
Winner of the Sundance Best Director and Special Jury Awards.
“You can tell this movie is special within the first five minutes.” —Rolling Stone. 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. “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” is poignant filmmaking with an invigorating spirit.” —Adam Graham, Detroit News