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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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Storyline

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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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:

$3,827,242, 21 July 2019
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Cameo: The lead singer of the San Francisco punk band Dead Kennedys, Jello Biafra, has a cameo in this film. 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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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Does what an indie film is supposed to do
9 June 2019 | by studiocity1949See all my reviews

This one strikes two big nerves: the crisis of gentrification and displacement happening in San Francisco and other cities across the country; and the general absence in most movies of nuanced presentations of Black masculinity. "The Last Black Man In San Francisco" scores in both cases. It's a beautiful, moving portrait of friendship and a gut-wrenching story of loss. It does what indie films are supposed to do: make us see things differently. The score is gorgeous. The acting, by pros and amateurs, is excellent. (Jonathan Majors is a standout. And check our Rob Morgan's scene.) Above all the movie is different. Unlike just about anything you've ever seen. Quirky, pensive, angry, melancholic. And despite it's sadness, somehow hopeful. Director Joe Talbot and lead actor Jimmie Fails deliver!


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