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Live Q+A with Jimmie Fails and Screening of "The Last Black Man in San Francisco"

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free saturdays at the de young museum

Jimmie Fails, Courtesy of A24 Films

Koret Auditorium

What better way to experience this ode to San Francisco than to watch it from inside of a San Francisco landmark? Don’t miss this special screening of the award-winning movie every Bay Area resident needs to see. Co-writer and lead-star, Jimmie Fails will be onsite to introduce the film and answer questions from the audience during an exclusive Q+A after the show.

This program is part of our Free Saturdays celebration of the exhibition, Soul of a Nation.

About the Movie

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

Ticket Information

General admission and special programming is free on Saturdays at the de Young and Legion of Honor for all residents of the nine Bay Area counties. Seating for this program is limited and first-come, first-served. Seating tickets will be distributed an hour before the event begins in front of the Koret Theater. Purchase of a special exhibition ticket is required on this day to see Soul of a Nation.


 Free Saturdays admission is generously underwritten by Diane B. Wilsey and programming is supported by Kaiser Permanente.

Contact Information
(415) 750-7624