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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Filmmaker 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.

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.

T & T

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Hey guys if you happened to catch The Goosedown's episode 9 "Dynamic Duos" you might've remembered me talking about Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold recording a remake of the R&B song "Don't Ask My Neighbor" which was originally performed by the group The Emotions. (not Rolls Royce as I stated on the podcast - oops) Anyways, here's the link to the "official" video of these lovely ladies we all love from the TV show "Martin" showcasing their vocal prowess. It is so 90's but they sound great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zogbEfpJZIs

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