New Film 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' Reflects on the Meaning of Home

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Jonathan Majors stars as Montgomery Allen and Jimmie Fails as Jimmie Fails in THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, an A24 release. (Peter Prado, Courtesty of A24)

"The Last Black Man in San Francisco" explores the meaning of home and community against gentrification, displacement, and a city's changing identity. It is the debut feature film of San Francisco natives and childhood friends, director and writer Joe Talbot, and actor and writer Jimmie Fails. The film follows Fails' semi-autobiographical character as he tries to reclaim his ancestral home in San Francisco's Fillmore district. Also featuring veteran actor Danny Glover, "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" won Best Director and Special Jury Awards at the Sundance Film Festival in January and is now playing in theaters. Talbot and Fails join Forum to discuss their film and what San Francisco means to them.


Joe Talbot, director and co-writer, "The Last Black Man in San Francisco"

Jimmie Fails, actor and co-writer, "The Last Black Man in San Francisco"