The Last Black Man in San Francisco
First screened in June 2019
Director: Joe Talbot. Cast: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Jamal Trulove, Danny Glover, Rob Morgan, Mike Epps, Finn Wittrock, Tichina Arnold, Willie Hen, Daewon Song, Maximilienne Ewalt, Andy Roy, Jordan Gomes, Isiain Lalime, Jeivon Parker, Antoine Redus, Jello Biafra, Tim Blevins, Michael Marshall, Warren Keith, Mari Kearney, Michael O'Brien, Thora Birch. Screenplay: Joe Talbot and Rob Richert (from a screen story by Joe Talbot and Jimmie Fails).

Twitter Capsule: Felt uneven at first but it finally attains the grandeur, anger, and clarity of August Wilson.

Second Capsule: I know this is rarely our material or our budgetary reality anymore, but boy, would I have loved for this movie to be filmed on 35mm.

VOR:   A real rarity. The script takes a gamble on unusual structures and surprises, in relation to pervasive issues that deserve more popular exploration.

Photo © 2019 A24/Longshot Features/Plan B Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Sundance Film Festival: Best Director (Dramatic); Special Jury Prize for Creative Collaboration
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: New Generation Award (Talbot, Fails, and Majors)
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best New Filmmaker (Talbot)

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