Cinema + Conversation: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Date & Time
Friday, June 7, 2019 7:30 pm
Location
African American History and Culture Museum
Oprah Winfrey Theater
Event Type
Films, Lectures & Discussions
Cost
Free
About this Event
The Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts (CAAMA) presents The Last Black Man in San Francisco. 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.

A post screening discussion with Joe Talbot, Jimmie Fails, Tichina Arnold, and Rob Morgan will follow the screening.