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The Last Black Man in San Francisco

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Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 08:17:46 PM
don't watch the trailer it gives away too many moments.
I think this is one of those films where either you're simply charmed by it or it punches you in the guts. I knew the production too well (Joe's a good friend and the SF scene is tiny so I was around the film a lot) to feel the punch. Really curious to see how the board reacts. It's getting some wild reactions that I think surprises everyone involved - including apparently Daniel Day Lewis telling a theater usher in NYC how much he loved it.  It's a film that's entirely made of shots and moments that a studio producer would ask you to cut, and for that alone you should peep it. I know the trailer and the reviews aren't giving away "plot points" but I feel like movies like this one build up to and shape the scenes according to these single shots and sounds, which work like punchlines in a comedy, and the trailer gave away all the punchlines. Drive also did that for me - so if you were unaffected by Drive then maybe the trailer is safe for you to watch? anyways go see it!
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Reply #2 on: July 03, 2019, 08:35:01 AM
I've heard so much good stuff about this film. Looking forward to seeing it.
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