Director: Joe Talbot
Cast:Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover
Runtime: 120 minutes
Jimmie Fails is in love with a Victorian house built by his grandfather in San Francisco’s Fillmore District. When the house’s current occupants leave for good, Jimmie and his friend Mont attempt to repair and reclaim the place that Jimmie most considers home, despite its prohibitive price tag and place in a gentrified, rapidly changing neighbourhood. Based on a true story, Joe Talbot’s directorial debut is a love letter to a disappearing side of San Francisco and a touching look at how communities are made — and kept alive — by the people who care for them.
“The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a poetic and picturesque ode to the title city, to friendship and to the universal urge to find a place to call home.” - Peter Howell, Toronto Star
“There is something irrepressibly original and exciting in the collaboration that results between Talbot, Fails and co-writer Rob Richert - a cinematic vision that feels as fresh as it does necessary.” - Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail