The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019): Block Museum - Northwestern University
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The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Jonathan Majors, Jimmie Fails. Photo by Peter Prato, Courtesy of A24
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Tue June 11, 2019
7 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


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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