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The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

R | | Drama | 7 June 2019 (USA)
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A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.

Director:

Joe Talbot

Writers:

Jimmie Fails (story), Joe Talbot (story) | 5 more credits »
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14 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmie Fails ... Jimmie Fails
Jonathan Majors ... Montgomery Allen
Rob Morgan ... James Sr.
Tichina Arnold ... Wanda Fails
Mike Epps ... Bobby
Finn Wittrock ... Clayton
Danny Glover ... Grandpa Allen
Willie Hen ... Preacher
Jamal Trulove ... Kofi
Antoine Redus ... Nitty (as Antoine 'Milk' Redus)
Isiain Lalime Isiain Lalime ... Gunna (as Isiain 'Gunna' X)
Jordan Gomes ... Jordan
Maximilienne Ewalt ... Mary (as Maxamilliene Ewalt)
Michael O'Brien ... Terry
Daewon Song Daewon Song ... Ricky
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Storyline

Jimmie Fails IV, a black man, is a third generation San Franciscan. Having been pushed out by circumstances like many others, Jimmie, who works a low paying job as a nurse in a seniors' care facility, returned to San Francisco three years ago and has been living in his best friend Montgomery Allen's house that he shares with his blind grandfather, Jimmie who sleeps on the floor in Mont's already cramped bedroom. Despite the house, Mont's situation is not much better than Jimmie's, Mont who works at a supermarket fish counter while he sketches and writes a play on the side. Other black people around him who are showing their anger in also being disenfranchised from San Francisco life are the soapbox preacher who Jimmie and Mont often watch as they wait for the bus, and a group of young black men who hang outside of Mont's house. All of Jimmie's family, who he rarely sees, are also disenfranchised from that San Francisco life in one way or another: his estranged father lives in an SRO; ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

Fight for your land. Fight for your home.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, brief nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The poster was illustrated in the style of Walter Dean Myers' book covers. See more »

Goofs

We are told repeatedly of the house's location at Golden Gate and Fillmore. When we first see the house, however, the camera pans away and we can see a street sign--it is somewhat blurred, but it clearly says "20th." Neither 20th St. nor 20th Ave. are anywhere near that location. Articles about the making of the film note that the house that provided exterior location shots is actually on So. Van Ness between 20th and 21st Streets. See more »

Quotes

Bobby: You see Jimmie, you never really own shit.
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Connections

References Invasion U.S.A. (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue
Written by Joni Mitchell
Performed by Choriosum, Italy
www.choriosum.it
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Almost more of a poem than a movie.
1 November 2019 | by starjosieSee all my reviews

Stunning visuals, gentle people, pervasive sadness, outstanding performances, geeze, I loved this movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Black Man in San Francisco See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$235,272, 9 June 2019

Gross USA:

$4,515,719

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,607,017
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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