The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 7 – 9 pm

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60201

Open to the Public

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. 

In person: writer/director Joe Talbot and Jimmie Fails will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

Advance Screening
Joe Talbot, 2019, 120 min

Rated R

"A heartfelt tribute to both a city and friendship."

-Benjamin Lee, The Guardian

"It moved my audience to audible tears."

-Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

"Heart-skippingly gorgeous and exultant."

-Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Presented in partnership with A24 Films

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Image: Jonathan Majors, Jimmie Fails. Photo by Peter Prato, Courtesy of A24