Not every Sundance Film Festival winner makes it into the mainstream. Some don't get widespread release at all.
But that's not true for writer-director Joe Talbot's dramatic feature "The Last Black Man in San Francisco." Winner of two Sundance prizes, director and a U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award, the film opens in Spokane this week at both the Magic Lantern Theater and AMC River Park Square.
As with most Sundance winners, Talbot's film is a critical darling:
Adam Graham, Detroit News: " 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' is poignant filmmaking with an invigorating spirit."
Mark Feeney, Boston Globe; "In many ways it's a parable: clear yet opaque, simple yet weighty."
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post: "Even when Talbot and (star Jimmie) Fails risk unraveling the film's most cherished verities, they do so with the mesmerizing grace of a skateboard gliding down Lombard Street."
From Sundance to you. Enjoy the experience … without having to navigate your way through those Park City crowds.