The Last Black Man in San Francisco — Official Trailer

source:   a24films.com

added: Thu, Mar 21st '19

It's an ode to San Francisco. It's also a stark examination of how low-income families, mainly people of color, are being displaced and discarded due to the city's rising inequality, gentrification, and increasing housing costs, which was brought on by the tech boom.

Check out the official trailer for "The Last Black Man in San Francisco," the promising feature debut of San Francisco-born writer-director Joe Talbot, which stars and is inspired by the life of the director's childhood friend, Jimmie Fails.

Winner of the 2019 Sundance Best Director and Special Jury Awards, the film follows two African-American men (played by newcomer Jimmie Fails and "White Boy Rick" actor Jonathan Majors) as they grapple with the painful reality of losing their childhood community to billionaires.

The supporting cast includes Rob Morgan (Mudbound, Stranger Things) and Tichina Arnold (Everybody Hates Chris, Martin) with appearances by Danny Glover and comedian Mike Epps.

"The Last Black Man in San Francisco" is being released in theaters sometime in the summer. Watch the trailer, above.

synopsis:
Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.

A wistful odyssey populated by skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights, and other locals on the margins, THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO is a poignant and sweeping story of hometowns and how they're made -- and kept alive -- by the people who love them.

 

directed by   Joe Talbot

starring   Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold, Danny Glover, Mike Epps, Finn Wittrock, Thora Birch, Willie Hen, Jamal Truvole

release date   Summer, 2019 (in theaters)

 
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