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Date:
March 18, 2021
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location:
Online event
Address:
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Email:
Cost:
Free
From the movie poster of Last Black Man in San Francisco, two men looking up
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Let’s Talk Movies: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Join us to chat about this much lauded film the Hollywood Reporter says “acts simultaneously as a love letter and eulogy to its eponymous city.”

Library staff love more than just books—we’re movie-lovers, too! Watch a movie on Kanopy—a streaming service that is free with your Menlo Park Library card—and then join us to talk about how much you love (or really don’t love) it!

This month, we will talk about The Last Black Man in San Francisco, starring Jimmie Fails, and based on his real-life story. 

Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.

A wistful odyssey populated by skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights, and other locals on the margins, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a poignant and sweeping story of hometowns and how they’re made—and kept alive—by the people who love them.

We gather online to talk movies on the 3rd Thursday of each month.