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.
“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.” — Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“The film captures the experience of displacement, of travelling among spheres in which you have increasingly little say or stake and trying to blend in.” — Nathan Heller, New Yorker
“It would be correct to call The Last Black Man a story about gentrification, but that word hardly captures the movie’s mystery and its heartbeat.” — Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
Joe Talbot (story by), Jimmie Fails (story by), Joe Talbot, Rob Richert
Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold