This Sundance smash hit has already made it to many critics Best of 2019 lists so we were extremely pleased they showed it to us here in Austin. Jimmie (played by actor Jimmie Fails who is largely playing himself in this film based partly on his real-life story) is living with his friend (Jonathan Majors) and his father (Danny Glover) while he dreams of reclaiming the house that he grew up in. Once in a predominantly black part of the city, gentrification has led to it becoming wildly unaffordable, the area now having been claimed by white folks. This doesn’t stop Jimmie from sneaking around the house and touching up the paint or doing minor exterior repairs when he can. When the family occupying the house moves out, Jimmie moves in and is determined to claim it as his own, despite not having a real legal recourse. Can Jimmie fight the unbalanced property ownership system in SF and come home again? Listen to Beau, Marco, and Alan give their review.
DIRECTED BY: Joe Talbot
STARRING: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold, Rob Morgan, Mike Epps, Finn Wittrock, Thora Birch, Jello Biafra, San Quinn, Daewon Song
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