Last Black Man in San Francisco
Whether you’re into postapocalyptic sci-fi thrillers or documentaries about the first all-female sailing crew, June’s Festival- and lab-supported releases are sure to have something to pique your interest.
One particularly irresistible post-Fest release is A24’s The Last Black Man in San Francisco. Directed by Joe Talbot and starring Jimmie Fails, it took home both a U.S. Dramatic Directing Award and a Special Jury Award for creative collaboration at the 2019 Festival. It’s a poignant, sweeping story of reconstructing community in a hometown that feels like it’s left the characters behind.
Another release to catch in theaters is Late Night, a smart and snappy comedy directed by Nisha Ganatra, written by Mindy Kaling, and starring Kaling and Emma Thompson. It takes on white privilege, entitlement, and a culture veering toward crassness and conservatism—all through the story of a late-night talk show.
Check out all of the Sundance-supported productions coming to theaters, digital platforms, and the stage this month.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco, directed by Joe Talbot
Late Night, directed by Nisha Ganatra
I Am Mother, directed by Grant Sputore (Netflix)
Maiden, directed by Alex Holmes
June 5–July 7
Indecent, written by Paula Vogel and directed by Rebecca Taichman
Center Theatre Group
Los Angeles, CA