July 5th, 2019 - 4:00 pm
THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO Opening at the Cinema Art Theater
Starting on July 5, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” a remarkable drama directed and produced by Joe Talbot (his feature directorial debut) based on a story by Jimmie Fails and Talbot which, in turn, is partly based on Fails' own life.
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. 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. [US, 2019, 121 minutes, Rating: R].
“Luminously beautiful and absolutely unforgettable, this tale of an ordinary man crushed by extraordinary pressures may be the best movie about San Francisco ever made,” writes Joyce Slaton of “Common Sense Media.” Manohla Dargis of “The New York Times” states “an indelibly beautiful story of love, family and loss in America from two childhood friends turned filmmakers.”
Screening times are 4 pm and 7 pm on Friday (July 5), 7 pm on Saturday (July 6), 3 pm on Sunday (July 7), 2 pm on Monday (July 8), 4 pm on Wednesday (July 10), 4 pm on Thursday (July 11). Admission is $8 for members and $11 for future members. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.
The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education, cultural enrichment, and opportunities for engagement for our diverse communities and audiences. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (October 31 – November 10, 2019). Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. The Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.