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Friday, June 7

When The Last Black Man in San Francisco premiered at Sundance earlier this year, it was greeted with two prizes and a heap of critical accolades. Joe Talbot’s debut feature focuses on a young man (Jimmie Fails) who yearns to reclaim the old Victorian home where he grew up, which leads to a sort of spiritual quest. Bold compositions and a soaring soundtrack meet in this piece of poetic realism that should quickly become a cult favorite. The film was funded in part by a Kickstarter campaign and was picked up for distribution by A24.

ArcLight, 6360 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; Fri. June 7, various showtimes; $16-$18; (323) 615-2550, arclightcinemas.com.

Also opening Friday, June 7: The Black Godfather, Burn Your Maps, Dark Phoenix, Katie, Late Night, Leto, The Other Side of Heaven 2, Papi Chulo, Pavarotti, Says Goodbye, The Secret Life of Pets 2

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