Joe Talbot

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

Joe Talbot is a fifth-generation San Franciscan and an award-winning filmmaker. His feature-length debut, The Last Black Man in San Francisco⁠—adapted from the life of childhood friend and longtime collaborator Jimmie Fails⁠—won the 2019 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award, as well as a Special Jury Prize for Creative Collaboration. The New York Times called it “heart-skipping, astonishing and exultant”; Rolling Stone hailed it as “the best film of 2019.”