If you followed the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, then you probably remember hearing about a film titled The Last Black Man In San Francisco.
The movie received lots of love at the festival. It took home a Best Directing award as well as the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Creative Collaboration. It’s quite impressive considering the director behind the film, Joe Talbot, had never directed a feature length project before.
The A24 film follows the story of Jimmie Fails — and it is based on his real-life story as well. Fails (who stars as a version of himself) and his friend Montgomery (Jonathan Majors) make their weekly pilgrimage across San Francisco to Jimmie’s dream home and imagine what life would be like if this neighborhood had never changed. When they realize the house’s current owners have moved out, Jimmie decides to recreate the home his family once had. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, Jimmie’s domestic aspirations blind him to reality.
I’m sold. How about you? Check out the trailer below. The Last Black Man In San Francisco will hit theaters June 14, 2019.