Dir: Joe Talbot, 2019, USA, 120 mins, Cert: 15
Sun 10 November // 18:00
Tue 12 November // 20:00
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)
Director Joe Talbot and writer-performer Jimmie Fails create a gorgeous, inventive meditation on art, architecture, black culture and gentrification in California’s Bay Area
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.
"extraordinary love letter to San Francisco" ★★★★ The Times
"an appealingly tender effort that still has real dramatic heft and grandeur." ★★★★★ Radio Times
"Half mood-piece, half character study, The Last Black Man In San Francisco is a deeply moving lament on the effect of gentrification on the people on the Bay Area’s margins" ★★★★ Empire
★★★★ The Independent
★★★★ The Telegraph
"an artistic vision that hits hard, takes breaths away, and feels special" Battle Royale with Cheese