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Watch: Young Man Breaks Down Urban Development and Decay in Beautifully Shot ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’

Watch: Young Man Breaks Down Urban Development and Decay in Beautifully Shot 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco'

Directed by Joe Talbot and starring Jimmie Fails, “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” is an in-progress film that looks at the city through the eyes of a longtime native. Talbot recently released a trailer for the film to help raise funds for the feature version of the project. 

Says Talbot, a San Francisco native, of the story: 

“My last remaining collaborator today is Jimmie Fails, a kid I first crossed paths with almost ten years ago. Jimmie was living in the Army St. projects at the time, and we quickly formed a closeness. Over midnight walks through Bernal’s roller-coaster hills, Jimmie would weave tales of his strange family story.

“These talks would become the basis for our film to-be, The Last Black Man in San Francisco. The film, which we’re currently trying to raise money to shoot, pulls heavily from Jimmie’s own story, and examines what it’s like to feel out of place in your own hometown.”

Find the trailer below: 

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