The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Filmmaker Joe Talbot

Joe Talbot

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Joe Talbot on his new film "The Last Black Man in San Francisco."

Filmmaker Joe Talbot grew up in San Francisco, just a few blocks away from Bullseye's Jesse Thorn. The two shared similar backgrounds: a love for film and the local movie theaters that played their favorites, Candlestick Park and the local culture that surrounded them. Both men witnessed their town change over the years. As money moved in, housing prices skyrocketed and many of the people who made the city such a unique place to live moved out, Joe began to feel a sense of nostalgia for the way things were.

He decided to make a film about it.

Talbot makes his feature-length film debut with the strikingly beautiful, The Last Black Man in San Francisco. It tells the story of a man named Jimmie and his best friend Walt attempting to get back a home Jimmie believes was built by his grandfather. The cast features Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold, Thora Birch and Jonathan Majors in a mesmerizing and heartbreaking performance.

Photo: Adam Newport-Berra

The film acts in equal parts as a love letter to the city and an indictment of capitalism in its most corrupted form. The big stuff is covered, like gentrification, race, money, so much money. But you don't have to be from the Bay to appreciate the movie. At its heart, it's trying to figure out what home really means and how we long for a yesterday that might have never truly existed.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco is in theaters now.

Episode 92: 'Always Be My Maybe' with Guest Host Ify Nwadiwe and comedian Atsuko Okasutka

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Ify Nwadiwe
Atsuko Okatsu

Always Be My Maybe

This week’s episode is ROMCASTIC! Ify Nwadiwe returns as guest host and we’ve ALSO got comedian slash actress slash host of Let's Go Atsuko!, Atsuko Okatsu, to talk Always Be My Maybe! Plus, the panel decides which Asian characters from the big screen they’d want--or not--in their friend posse. Will Short Round make the cut?

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With Alonso Duralde, Drea Clark, Ify Nwadiwe, Atsuko Okatsuka

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