Joe shares the influence of fantasy and politics on his filmmaking and how the two, when woven together, can yield a more meaningful story.

Joe dissects film’s ability to transport and strike curiosity in its viewers through fantasy while pushing boundaries in reality and politics.

About the speaker

Joe Talbot is a fifth-generation San Franciscan whose emerging body of work has been recognized by beloved auteur Guy Maddin as “gorgeous, powerful and moving.” He​ ​received a fellowship to the​ Sundance Institute​ ​with​ ​his debut feature​ ​film​, The Last Black Man in San Francisco​ ​(currently in development)​ ​and was recently profiled in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces issue​ ​as among the top new filmmakers to watch. His films have screened at SFIFF three times and his work has been covered in VICE, The Atlantic, Indiewire,​ ​NPR,​​ ​and the San Francisco Chronicle. Perhaps most proudly, though, for the lover of Old Hollywood, Joe’s work has shown at San Francisco’s last two remaining cinema palaces: The Castro Theatre and The Roxie Theatre.

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