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February’s Film Club Pick

This February the Film Club will be watching and discussing The Last Black Man in San Francisco. This 2019 drama premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2019, and won awards for Best Directing and a Special Jury Prize for Creative Collaboration. Manohla Dargis made the film a New York Times Critics Pick and called it “ravishing, haunting, and exultant,” and Barack Obama rated it as one of his favorite films of 2019. 

Film Discussion: February 22, 5:30-6:30pm


Watch the trailer on YouTube

About the Film

From Kanopy:

“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 the other locals on the margins, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a poignant and sweeping story of friendship, community, and the true meaning of home. Joe Talbot’s directorial debut is a deep and resonant meditation on the stories we tell ourselves to find our place in the world.”

How to Watch

Stream with Kanopy

Kanopy is a free movie streaming service with a film collection that focuses on indie films, foreign cinema, documentaries, and educational courses. It works just like Netflix, but it’s free! All you need is your library card, and you get 5 movie credits starting on the 1st of each month. Need help? Call us at (631)745-0049 x. 0 or email us at for assistance.

Watch on Kanopy

Borrow The DVD or Bluray

You can place an inter-library loan request for The Last Black Man in San Francisco on DVD or Bluray and pick it up via Plaza Pick-Up. Click below to place a hold using your library card, or email the library at and we can place the hold for you.

Get it on DVD

Get it on Bluray

This movie is also available on Prime Video for Amazon Prime subscribers.

Join the Club!

We meet monthly to discuss a new film that’s widely available on Kanopy and DVD. All you have to do to join us is register for each event, watch the movie and then discuss it with us in our Zoom meetings! We typically meet on the last Monday of each month, so keep an eye out on the library events calendar. See you soon!


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