Wow, all I can say is wow! What a wonderful conceptual movie to put together byLongshot Features and launch on Kickstarter. Did I mention the title of the film is “The Last Black Man In San Francisco“? This cool swanky film Directed by the great Joe Talbot shares a story about a young man with a big dream (and a quirky best friend) who searches for a home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind. After seeing the trailer for this film you can already tell it’ll be put together greatly as it continues to grab your attention and imagination with the wonderful story and beautifully cinematic shots.
The film features the co star and writer Jimmie Fails as the main character on a mission to figure out how to get back a three-story victorian house his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco in the 1940’s when it was a ghost town. He goes on to share how the neighborhood use to be called ‘Harlem of the West‘ and how his whole family grew up in that house. When he turned six his family lost the house due to his parents being strung-out on drugs or in jail, leaving him behind going between foster homes and homeless shelters. But every month no matter what he was doing he’d take a trip back to the house his grandfather built and look up at it and plot ways on how to buy it back one day.
Not only is it a heart-felt story it channels a young man’s dream to successfully find a way to gain ownership over something his family once owned. It also features a main character that can be serious but at the same time realistic to the point where he won’t hesitate to look at a fat ass if ones in the area. I’m sure there are a ton of stories like this happening across the nation including cities like Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. whom are all suffering from the powers of gentrification.
I’m totally looking forward to this film and wish everyone involved with making it come together much success! I’m sure it’ll be one of the best indie films of this year and make noise. So definitely put this on your buck list of must-see films to see.
Also, Director Joe Talbot composed the entire soundtrack for the film before he and the team even wrote a word of the script, envisioning a ‘ghetto Tim Burton’ like atmosphere. Now if that ain’t gangsta I don’t know what is mang! Check it out below.