Oberlin College and Conservatory

Kuumba Week Film Festival: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:00pm

Hallock Auditorium, Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies
122 Elm Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Oberlin’s annual celebration of black creativity features the Kuumba Week Film Festival. See five award-winning films that explore such themes as race, equity, activism, displacement, gender identity, and religion. Music—from rap to gospel—are also strong components of each film.

In The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019), Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind.

Stay for the talkback to discuss the film with noted actor/activist Danny Glover and Oberlin Professor of Studio Art and Africana Studies Johnny Coleman.

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Films & Screenings


Academic, Africana Studies, Cinema Studies, Administrative, Multicultural Resource Center

Afrikan Heritage House (Lord-Saunders)
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poster for kuumba film series Last Black Man in San Francisco.

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Candice Raynor

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