On this special episode of the Ice Cream Convos Podcast, Xaviera sits down with director Joe Talbot and writer/actor Jimmie Fails of the incredible Sundance award-winning film, The Last Black Man in San Francisco.
In the film based on Jimmie’s real-life experience, he dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco.
Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont (Jonathan Majors), 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.
“The Last Black Man” is a strikingly immersive movie, a slow burn filled with subtleties and nuance, with its message nestled in the details as much as the greater story. While other filmmakers have effectively captured San Francisco’s landmarks and topography, story co-writers Fails and Talbot seem to be filming San Francisco’s streets with a microscope.
– Peter Hartlaub (San Francisco Chronicle)
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Please do yourself a favor and check out this beautiful film when it opens in select theaters on Friday (June 14)!
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Special thanks: Joe Talbot, Jimmie Fails, A24 and Allied AtlantaConnect With Us: YouTube | Instagram | Podcast | Amazon | Newsletter | University