The Last Black Man In San Francisco

The Last Black Man in San Francisco follows Jimmie Fails as he dreams to reclaim the Victorian home that his grandfather built in the center of San Francisco. With him on this journey is his best friend Mont. Both of them navigate a city that is constantly changing and seems to be leaving them behind. The film includes black and brown skaters, street preachers, playwrights, and locals who are finding themselves feeling like foreigners in areas that they once called home. We programmed The Last Black Man in San Francisco because we felt it provided a unique representation of black bodies. We hope it can advance discussions regarding race and the ways that the black diaspora is impacted by issues like gentrification. (Written by Perla Figuereo ’21)