The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Dir: Joe Talbot
Cast: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold, Danny Glover

Jimmie Fails has one hope in life: to reclaim the majestic Victorian house his grandfather built. Every week, Jimmie and his only friend, Montgomery, make a pilgrimage across San Francisco to Jimmie’s dream home and imagine what life would be like if this neighborhood had never changed. When they realize the house’s current owners have moved out, Jimmie decides to recreate the home his family once had. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, Jimmie’s domestic aspirations blind him to reality.

Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic, U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Creative Collaboration

Director Bio

Joe Talbot is a fifth-generation San Franciscan who began developing The Last Black Man in San Francisco with childhood friend and star Jimmie Fails after leaving high school early to pursue film. He is a Sundance Institute fellow and wrote and directed the acclaimed short American Paradise, which was shown at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and the 2017 SXSW Film Festival. The Last Black Man in San Francisco is his feature-length debut.

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