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The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Film Screening & Discussion

January 19 @ 5:00 pm 7:30 pm MST

Join us for a screening of the award-winning film, “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” followed by a Q&A discussion on gentrification with Producer Khaliah Neal and Andrew Patrick Nelson (Chair of the Department of Film & Media Arts and Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Utah).

Pizza will be served. Please plan to arrive at the venue promptly as the venue’s capacity is 80. Per university guidelines, masks are required at all events.


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.

Running Time: 121 minutes

Rating: R

Why is The Last Black Man in San Francisco rated R?

The Last Black Man in San Francisco is rated R by the MPAA for language, brief nudity and drug use.

Violence: Two characters shove each other. One character is shot offscreen. No actual violence is shown.
Sexual Content: No sex is seen or discussed. One man appears fully naked, but from a distance and this is played comedically rather than sexually.
Profanity: There is frequent use of profanity in all categories throughout, including sexual expletives, scatological terms and many uses of a racial slur.
Alcohol / Drug Use: The protagonist is occasionally shown smoking cigarettes and is once shown smoking what is presumably marijuana with some friends. An individual is shown drinking a beer while watching a movie with friends.

Rating and content information taken from parentpreviews.com.

MLK Week

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week

This event is part of MLK Week (January 15 – 21, 2022).

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week (MLK Week) is a platform to engage students, faculty, staff, trainees, and community members in critical conversations around contemporary Civil Rights issues and race in America. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of the “beloved community” as a nonviolent, just society where love and trust triumph over fear and hatred. In a year that has been filled with division, the 2022 MLK Week planning committee chose “Becoming the Beloved Community” as this year’s theme so we may explore ways to bridge the divide and work together to become the beloved community. Events and conversations throughout the week will honor Dr. King’s vision, offer direction, and challenge us to determine a better way forward.

The Post Theater

245 Fort Douglas Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT
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University of Utah Health

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