Nov. 14: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Thursday, November 14, 2019
7 pm @ Galaxy Cinemas, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Director: Joe Talbot
USA 2019
English; 120 minutes
Rating: 14A for language, brief nudity, and drug use

Jimmie (Jimmie Fails) spends his time hanging out with his best friend Montgomery (Jonathan Majors), haunting the
neighbour­hoods they knew as children and watching old black-and-white movies at the small house they share with Montgomery’s grandfather (Danny Glover). He also visits and fixes up the house his grandfather built, much to the annoyance of its current owners. Rooted in the real-life experiences of his childhood best friend, who plays himself in a genuine and heartfelt performance, Talbot’s debut feature is a gorgeous ode to the city of San Francisco.

An indelibly beautiful story of love, family, and loss in America
from two childhood friends turned filmmakers.
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

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

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