July 1, 2020

BAPL Virtual Film Series – The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

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Date(s) - 07/01/2020 - 07/31/2020
All Day


Join us for a virtual film series for adults on Kanopy!  Each month we pick a culturally significant film for library patrons to watch on Kanopy. This month the featured film is Joe Talbot’s The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019).  Watch the film on your own schedule and then meet with our virtual film club to discuss the film on Thursday July 30th at 7:30 PM.

Register for the film club here.

More information about Kanopy can be found here: https://bapl.kanopy.com/

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Online Resources on the Film:

A tour of film locations in San Francisco, many of which have already been bulldozed.

Rolling Stone Interview with the Jimmie Fails and Joe Talbot.

A discussion about male friendship and how it is portrayed in the film.

Lengthy interview by the Commonwealth Club with Talbot and Fails.

Online Resources on Themes Explored in the Film:

An article from last year on Bay Area gentrification

Material in the Library’s Collection

Lost San Francisco

Recent Book on Gentrification in America

The Cosmopolitan Canopy