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Monday, May. 4, 2020
Joe Talbot grew up in a family of storytellers. His parents were journalists who met in a newsroom in San Francisco, sparking what he described as a His Girl Friday romance. Films and music were prevalent growing up at home. As writers, his parents saw and deeply appreciated how acting...
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019
Bicoastal production partner m ss ng p eces has added Joe Talbot to its directorial roster. Talbot is best known for directing and co-writing The Last Black Man in San Francisco (A24), his feature film debut and one of the most critically acclaimed pictures of 2019. This signing marks...
Sunday, Jun. 9, 2019
Actor Jimmie Fails draws from his own story in his portrayal of a young black man navigating a shifting racial landscape in "The Last Black Man in San Francisco." His tale is a familiar one in affluent U.S. cities.
Like his character, Fails is a third-generation San Franciscan whose...
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2019
"The Last Black Man in San Francisco " is deeply, even spiritually, connected to its home city, but Joe Talbot's film resides in such a dreamy, plaintive register that it feels like a broader lament for the displaced. It's an unrequited love story for an out-of-reach America.