New Soundtrack: ‘The Last Black Man In San Francisco’, Score By Emile Mosseri

Their emotions find expression not only in their work — a play Mont is writing, the labor Jimmie pours into his old home — but also in the filmmaking, in the intense hues of Adam Newport-Berra’s cinematography and the churning, majestic strains of Emile Mosseri’s score. – Los Angeles Times

LA Weekly Pick of the Week: “Bold compositions and a soaring soundtrack meet in this piece of poetic realism that should quickly become a cult favorite.” – Nathaniel Bell, LA Weekly

Now playing in select theaters this weekend is The Last Black Man in San Francisco, one of this year’s most acclaimed films which is “a heartfelt tribute to both a city and a friendship.” (The Guardian). A New York Times Critic’s Pick film and based on a true story, the movie features score by Emile Mosseri (Random Acts of Flyness) and a gorgeous cover of the classic song written by The Mamas & the Papas’ John Philips (and sung by Scott McKenzie), “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)”, composed by Emile Mosseri, Daniel Herskedal and Director Joe Talbot, and featuring vocals by Mike Marshall. Mike Marshall is best know for his vocal hook on the hit song, “I Got Five On It” by Luniz. 

Download and listen to the album, available now digitally from Lakeshore Records! See more film score reviews below.

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Individual elements linger in the mind long after the film concludes: Fails and Montgomery’s unconventional yet heartfelt friendship, which never collapses into archetypal territory; the twin immersive forces of Emile Mosseri’s orchestral score and Newport-Berra’s autumnal color palette; and stunning montages of San Francisco streets which operate like fierce urban advocacy. – Vikram Murthi, The AV Club

“Stirring music by Emile Mosseri” – Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

There’s a lot to unpack with Talbot’s debut feature, but as it’s presented in a lighthearted, joyous innocence, not hamstrung by its own themes, making for a downright magical experience from beginning to end. This is heavily aided by the stunning cinematography by Adam Newport-Berra and score by Emile Mosseri. – Adam Patterson, Film Pulse

A24 presents THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, now playing in select theaters (get tickets),

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  1. San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) was written by John Phillips of the Mamas & The Papas, but was sung by Scott Mckenzie. It was written by Phillips to promote the Monterey Pop Festival In 1967.

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