Mike Epps cashes in comedy for drama with his latest role in the indie film, ‘The Last Black Man In San Francisco’. After premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the piece was acquired by A24, garnering mass attention with strong reviews.
Epps plays a local homeless man who lives in his car alone, driving around aimlessly. His line delivery and signature humor provide the perfectly timed balance of ‘profound and somber introspection’, bringing the scene life.
Co-written by Joe Talbot and Jimmie Fails, the story followers [ a version of ] Fails as he struggles with the growing gentrification in the San Francisco area. As he returns to his childhood home to reconnect with old friends and family, the film delves into the intricacies of male friendship and emotions.
The Wrap reviews, ‘[The Last Black Man In San Francisco] is less of a love letter to the city and more of a depiction of the nostalgia and frustrations about a place that no longer feels entirely like home.’
Tichina Arnold, Danny Glover and Jonathan Majors also star in the drama.
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Source: The Wrap