Joe Talbot

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Joe Talbot

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.[1] The film is loosely based on the life of his childhood best friend Jimmie Fails.[2][3]

In 2019, Talbot formed a production company called Longshot Features with Jimmie Fails.[4]

Talbot grew up in the Mission District of San Francisco.[5] He attended high school at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts before dropping out.[6] He is the son of journalist/activist David Talbot, grandson of American actor Lyle Talbot, and nephew of New Yorker columnist Margaret Talbot.[3][7]


  1. ^ Utichi, Joe (June 11, 2019). "'The Last Black Man In San Francisco' Director Joe Talbot And Star Jimmie Fails On Their Love Letter To The City By The Bay". Deadline.
  2. ^ Rizov, Vadim. "Jimmie Fails + Joe Talbot". Filmmaker Magazine.
  3. ^ a b Kost, Ryan (June 5, 2019). "How two friends' lives became 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco'". Datebook | San Francisco Arts & Entertainment Guide.
  4. ^ Obenson, Tambay (June 6, 2019). "The Pain of Jimmie Fails' Eviction Fueled His Need to Make 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco'". IndieWire.
  5. ^ Darling, Cary (June 13, 2019). "'Last Black Man' star Jimmie Fails has first brush with fame". Houston Chronicle.
  6. ^ Carlson, Erin (2019-08-31). "The Rising Stars of San Francisco Films". Nob Hill Gazette. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  7. ^ Schmaltz, Romalyn (May 18, 2016). "A Conversation With David Talbot, North Beach Journalist, Historian & Rabble-Rouser". Hoodline.

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