Filmmaker Joe Talbot (a San Fran native himself) takes this idea of the spaces that never leave us to the screen in his soulful drama, The Last Black Man in San Francisco. It’s a tale of a city changing beyond recognition, but it’s also a love story between one man and the beloved house built by his grandfather where he lived.
When he’s pushed out of his childhood home, Jimmie (played by Jimmie Fails in a semi-autobiographical role) attempts to recapture his youth by sneaking into the Victorian-style house with his best friend Montgomery (Jonathan Majors) when the white couple who own it aren’t there. In this story of reminiscence, Jimmie looks back to the past of the grand sanctuary he once called home.
The film is Talbot’s debut feature, but judging by the looks of the film, there are no first-time jitters to be found. He was also the recipient of the directing award at the Sundance Film Festival where the film premiered.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco received showering praise from critics, who have hailed its striking cinematography and soaring emotion. Even Daniel Day-Lewis counts himself as a fan. Bask in the glory of the San Fran hills when it comes to cinemas this October.
|What||The Last Black Man in San Francisco: Joe Talbot's nostalgic Cali drama|
25 Oct 19 – 25 Oct 20, TIMES VARY
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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