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The Last Black Man in San Francisco

October 4 - October 20

Single Tickets $6     Semester Passes $35     Where Are Films Shown?     Where Can I Park for free on Campus?

Jimmie Fails has one hope in life: to reclaim the majestic Victorian house his grandfather built. Every week, Jimmie and his only friend, Montgomery, make a pilgrimage across San Francisco to Jimmie’s dream home and imagine what life would be like if this neighborhood had never changed. When they realize the house’s current owners have moved out, Jimmie decides to recreate the home his family once had.

Inspired by the real-life story of Jimmie Fails, who plays a fictionalized version of himself, The Last Black Man in San Francisco elegantly engages with a loss of cross-cultural connection as one individual seeks belonging in the new incarnation of his hometown. The movie was directed by Joe Talbot, a childhood friend of Jimmie’s,

USA / 120 min

Indefinable, and unmissable…it’s the kind of film you fall into with your whole heart and emerge from feeling, for two hours at least, what it is to fully be transported by the magic of film. -Entertainment Weekly

Indelibly beautiful … “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” is about having little in a grab-what-you-can world. It’s the haunting, elegiac story of Jimmie Fails — playing a version of himself — a young man trying to hold onto a sense of home in San Francisco. The movie has a cascade of images and ideas, reference points and glimpses of everyday beauty that flow and swirl and, over time, gather tremendous force. –The NY Times

 

Friday Oct 11
A Faithful Man – 6:15 – IU Fine Arts Theater
The Band’s Visit – 7:15 – IU Global & International Theater
The Last Black Man in San Francisco – 8pm – IU Fine Arts Theater

Saturday Oct 12
Asako I & II – 4:30 – IU Fine Arts Theater
A Faithful Man – 6:15 – IU Fine Arts Theater
The Band’s Visit – 7:15 – IU Global & International Theater
The Last Black Man in San Francisco – 8pm – IU Fine Arts Theater

Sunday, Oct 13 at Bear’s Place
Asako I & II – 3pm
The Last Black Man in San Francisco – 5pm
The Band’s Visit – 7:30 – Last Chance!

Friday Oct 18
A Faithful Man – 6:15 – IU Fine Arts Theater
Asako I & II – 7pm – IU Global & International Theater
Chained for Life – 8pm – IU Fine Arts Theater

Saturday Oct 19
A Faithful Man – 6:15 – IU Fine Arts Theater
Asako I & II – 7pm – IU Global & International Theater
Chained for Life – 8pm – IU Fine Arts Theater

The Brainwashing of My Dad – 6:30 – Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Sunday, Oct 20 at Bear’s Place
Chained for Life – 3:30
Asako I & II – 5:15 – Last Chance!
The Last Black Man in San Francisco – 7:30 – Last Chance!

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Start:
October 4
End:
October 20