Joe Talbot is an American filmmaker. His debut feature film, The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019), which he co-wrote and directed, won the Best Director prize at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The film is loosely based on the life of his childhood best friend Jimmie Fails.
In 2019, Talbot formed a production company called Longshot Features with Jimmie Fails.
Talbot grew up in the Mission District of San Francisco. He attended high school at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts before dropping out. He is the son of journalist/activist David Talbot, grandson of American actor Lyle Talbot, and nephew of New Yorker columnist Margaret Talbot.
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