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The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Director Joe Talbot
Country USA
Year 2019
Rating PG
Running Time 121
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In her rave NY Times review (Critic’s Pick), Manohla Dargis describes the film as “An indelibly beautiful story of love, family and loss in America from two childhood friends turned filmmakers.” She goes on to write, “The astonishing Last Black Man in San Francisco is about having little in a grab-what-you-can world. It’s the haunting, elegiac story of Jimmie Fails ‘playing a version of himself ’ a young man trying to hold onto a sense of home in San Francisco. His parents are missing in action and someone else lives in the family’s old house...Much of the story and its tension involve Jimmie’s stubborn claim on his family’s former house, a majestic Victorian in the Fillmore district. An older white man and woman live there now, which doesn’t stop Jimmie from rebuking them about the garden or propping up a ladder to paint a windowsill. When they leave for good, Jimmie surreptitiously moves in, filling the wood-paneled rooms with the furnishings that his father didn’t lose during the family’s grimmer times. Mont moves in too and it’s there that he will at last turn his ideas - the scribbles and delicate drawings that fill his red notebook—into a climatic, reflexive theatrical performance.”