Writer-director Joe Talbot's feature-film debut, The Last Black Man In San Francisco, made a splash at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and as it heads into wide release, it just had its official premiere at the Castro Theatre on Wednesday.
The Examiner has some photos from the red-carpet event, which was attended by stars Jimmie Fails and Danny Glover — as well as Sunnydale Housing Project native Jamal Trulove, who recently won a $13 million settlement from the city for a wrongful conviction.
Talbot's film looks to be a stunningly shot story about two friends who try to re-inhabit a Victorian that used to belong to one of their families.
In a rave review after seeing the film at Sundance, the New York Times' Manohla Dargis called the film "exultant" and "heart-skippingly gorgeous," and said that it "transforms lived-in ideas about friendship, loneliness, artmaking, gentrification and the many faces of black masculinity."
The film won a special jury prize at Sundance, and a Best Director prize for Talbot.
It hits theaters June 14. Check out the trailer below.