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The Last Black Man
in San Francisco

New York Times Critic Pick, 93% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes

From filmmaker Joe Talbot comes a lyrical and lovingly crafted ode to friendship, family, and the frustrations of living in a rapidly changing San Francisco. Born out of the filmmaker’s childhood friendship with his lead actor and subject, who spent his early childhood living in a sprawling Victorian house, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a feat of personal storytelling about the meaning and magic of home, the importance of community, and the stories we tell ourselves in order to become who we are. The story of one man trying to reclaim the house he grew up in, Talbot’s feature debut is about finding peace within yourself, no matter where you live.

"An indelibly beautiful story of love, family and loss in America from two childhood friends turned filmmakers... glimpses of everyday beauty that flow and swirl and, over time, gather tremendous force."

Manohla Dargis, New York Times