Joe Talbot

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Joe Talbot
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Talbot in 2020
Born1991 (age 29–30)
OccupationFilmmaker
Websitewww.longshotfeatures.com

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]

Talbot grew up around Precita Park in Bernal Heights, near the Mission District in San Francisco, where his father owned a home.[4][5][6] He met Jimmie Fails at the neighborhood park and, over time, became close friends.[7] He and his brother, Nat Talbot, attended Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, although Joe later dropped out.[8][9]

Last Stop Livermore, a short film he made with Fails and Nat in high school, was a finalist in the Golden Gate Award.[9]

He is the son of journalist/activist David Talbot, grandson of American actor Lyle Talbot, and nephew of New Yorker columnist Margaret Talbot.[3][10]

In 2019, Talbot formed a production company called Longshot Features with Fails.[11]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Darling, Cary (June 13, 2019). "'Last Black Man' star Jimmie Fails has first brush with fame". Houston Chronicle.
  5. ^ Kepka, Mike (2015-06-01). "Childhood friends create \". SFChronicle.com. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  6. ^ "A Conversation With David Talbot, North Beach Journalist, Historian & Rabble-Rouser". Hoodline. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  7. ^ Cast of "The Last Black Man In San Francisco" Talk Inspiration Behind The Film, retrieved 2019-12-20
  8. ^ Carlson, Erin (2019-08-31). "The Rising Stars of San Francisco Films". Nob Hill Gazette. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  9. ^ a b "THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO". RUTH ASAWA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  10. ^ Schmaltz, Romalyn (May 18, 2016). "A Conversation With David Talbot, North Beach Journalist, Historian & Rabble-Rouser". Hoodline.
  11. ^ Obenson, Tambay (June 6, 2019). "The Pain of Jimmie Fails' Eviction Fueled His Need to Make 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco'". IndieWire.

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