• The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Release Date: June 7th, 2019

R |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

Jimmie and his best friend Mont try to reclaim the house built by Jimmie's grandfather, launching them on a poignant odyssey that connects them to their past, even as it tests their friendship and sense of belonging in the place they call home.

Cast: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold, Danny Glover, Mike Epps, Finn Wittrock, Thora Birch

Director: Joe Talbot

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Plan B Entertainment, A24

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Mostly, though, The Last Black Man in San Francisco — which is what Jimmie sometimes feels like in the gentrifying city of his birth — glides from moment to meaningful moment with cumulative power and singular grace. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    All the dramatic components have not only been well thought out by Talbot and co-writer Rob Richert, but they’re adorned, for the most part, by a sense of reality that keeps pretentiousness at bay. To be sure, this is a highly calculated and worked-out story, but the humor and lively playing of the entire cast keeps the film aloft across its two hours. show more

  • 80
    Inkoo KangSlate

    San Francisco may be waging war against its most vulnerable residents, but if you can enjoy its beauty, as Jimmie and Montgomery do for a magical few days, its unique picturesqueness makes it easy to love. show more

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