August 18, 2019

THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO

Showing: Wednesday, September 11 – 8:00 PM
Title: THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO
Year: 2019
Country: USA
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Jimmie Fails is trying to hold onto a sense of home in San Francisco. His parents are MIA, his old house is now lived in by others. He flops with a friend, while searching for home— both literal and existential. A dreamy, elegiac tale of self and safety, being and belonging, and a poignant and sweeping story of hometowns and how they’re made—and kept alive—by the people who love them. USA 2019, 121 minutes, rated R.

Introduced by Bill Batson (Nyack Sketch Log), who will be available for further discussion after the film.

Community Partners: Nyack Sketch Log and NyackNewsAndViews.

“The astonishing Last Black Man in San Francisco is about having little in a grab-what-you-can world. It’s the haunting, elegiac story of Jimmie Fails—playing a version of himself—a young man trying to hold onto a sense of home in San Francisco.” (NY Times Critic’s Pick) – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“A story of two cities, of the haves and have-nots, of people living in the same town but in different worlds.” – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

This isn’t just a story about displaced communities, it’s about displaced souls, people so connected to history that they never feel quite at home in the present.” – Stephanie Zacharek, Time Magazine

“You can tell this movie is special within its first five minutes” – David Fear, Rolling Stone

“Completely blew me away, authentic and just so, so beautiful.” – Hollywood Reporter

“Moved my audience to audible tears.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times