- Wed 3 Mar 2021
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Rating: M
- This is an New Plymouth Film Society screening for New Plymouth Film Society members.
- Film Society application forms are available through the New Plymouth Film Society website, or you can sign up for membership prior to any screening at the Gallery.
- PRICING 2021
- $100 - Full Year Membership (rolling membership)
- $50 Half Year Membership
- $30 3-Film Sampler
- Film Society membership is available to everyone, entitling you to free admission to all Film Society screenings throughout the year, anywhere in New Zealand. (Censorship ratings apply to all screenings) Please note that most screenings will be open to members only. A NPFS membership gives you entry to fortnightly NPFS screenings till November 2021
- Entry to any other NZ Film Society screening around the country
- A 3-Film Sampler card, gives you partial Film Society membership entry to any three New Plymouth films.
- Your membership helps bring ‘Film Festival Films’ to Taranaki all year round. With your support, we look forward to continuing in 2021.
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.
“Director Joe Talbot and writer-performer Jimmie Fails create a gorgeous, inventive meditation on art, architecture, black culture and gentrification in California’s Bay Area.
Jimmie (Jimmie Fails) dreams of reclaiming the beautiful late 19th century home his grandfather built in the heart of the city, before harder times and changing demographics forced his family out. He and best friend Mont (Jonathan Majors) scheme to make this happen while Jimmie annoys the sitting tenants with guerrilla gardening on the beloved Fillmore house. A skateboarder and dreamy, suit-wearing playwright, the pair are at odds with the tough guys around the neighbourhood, and spend their time working to deliver Jimmie’s dream while living with Mont’s grandfather (Danny Glover). Occasionally, a film comes around that thrillingly invents its own cinematic rhythms, perfectly suited to its subject. The Last Black Man in San Francisco is such a film and it’s one to make your head sing and heart soar.”
– Tricia Tuttle, London Film Festival 2019
“Piercing study of race, urban gentrification, and male friendship; heady meditation on nostalgia and memory; love letter to a singular city: It’s hard to exactly define The Last Black Man in San Francisco, but it’s impossible not to fall under its spell.”
– Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
2019 | US | 121 min | Dir. Joe Talbot