As a result of the critical and commercial acclaim of THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, triple threat Joe Talbot – who directed, wrote and stars in the breakout indie hit – has emerged as a talent to watch in 2019. Talbot stars as Jimmie Fails, who 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.
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. With Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold, Rob Morgan, Mike Epps, Thora Birch, Jello Biafra.
“An indelibly beautiful story of love, family and loss in America from two childhood friends turned filmmakers.” (The NYTimes)
“An affecting story powerfully told, ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ immediately establishes director Joe Talbot as a filmmaker to watch.” (Rotten Tomaotes)
“A poetic and picturesque ode to the title city, to friendship and to the universal urge to find a place to call home.” (Toronto Star)
“There is something irrepressibly original and exciting in the collaboration that results between Talbot, Fails and co-writer Rob Richert – a cinematic vision that feels as fresh as it does necessary.” (Globe and Mail)
Monday, August 26
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm *Please arrive on time. Start times subject to change.
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door
*Minors welcome in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO (Joe Talbot, 2019 / 120 mins / 14A) 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.