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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:

Joe Talbot (story by), Jimmie Fails (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmie Fails ... Jimmie Fails
Jonathan Majors ... Montgomery Allen
Danny Glover ... Grandpa Allen
Tichina Arnold ... Wanda Fails
Rob Morgan ... James Sr.
Mike Epps ... Bobby
Finn Wittrock ... Clayton
Thora Birch ... Becca
Willie Hen ... Preacher
Jamal Trulove ... Kofi (of Greek Chorus)
Jello Biafra ... Tour Guide
San Quinn San Quinn ... Grown Ass Man
Daewon Song Daewon Song ... Uncle Ricky
Andy Roy Andy Roy ... Andy
Jordan Gomes ... Stunna (of Greek Chorus)
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A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,335,440, 14 July 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Cameo: Director Joe Talbot makes a cameo appearance when Jimmie is passing out flyers for Mont's play to people on the streets of San Francisco. 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 D.O.A. (1949) See more »

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SPECTACULAR MASTERPIECE
18 June 2019 | by earthgirl-54214See all my reviews

Wow. I had high hopes for this movie when I saw the trailer, and for once in my life, my expectations were exceeded. I cannot stress enough how beautiful this film is. Try to watch it in theatres if you get the chance because the cinematography is breathtaking. The film created such a dreamy atmoshpere while simultaneously mainting a harsh realism about life in San Francisco. Meanwhile, numerous human themes are explored, including masculinity, racial stereotypes, friendship, gentrification, class, etc. I also commend both Jonathan Majors and Jimmie Smalls (hopefully I spelled correctly) on amazing performances. Smalls' displays more subtle emotion, while Majors shocks you with an Oscar-worthy performance that packs so much emotion. I just wanted to cry the entire time. Sometimes because of the sheer beauty of what was on screen. Everything is enhanced by the brilliant score. I'm done raving, but please do yourself a favor and go watch this movie.


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