‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ makes emotional hometown premiere at Castro Theatre
Photo: Kevin N. Hume/SF Examiner

Photo: Kevin N. Hume/SF Examiner

The San Francisco Examiner reported the premiere of “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” on May 29, 2019.

Big ups to the premiere, all those who made this movie happen and of course all Black San Franciscans who are determined to made San Francisco a better place to live.

But will I go see this film when it opens nationwide on June 7, 2019? It’s a tough call.

On the one hand, I love movies that show much of the city I love so much. But on the other hand, I do not appreciate the fact, many elected city leaders, who run San Francisco are to blame for making San Francisco a greater challenge for Blacks through policies that are anything but equal. And to sit in a theater to watch this move would be too close to my own experience here. Never mind the high possibility, elected officials will see this film and not pick up on its subtle messages in a way that would cause them to wake up.

These elected officials came out to this premiere oblivious to the City Hall policies that continue to harm and force out members of The City’s Black communities. I can’t picture myself sitting, laughing, celebrating and reflecting on such an emotional subject knowing city leaders continue to ignore or only offer up lip service to too many of the SF Black community.

Allen Jones