Apr 06, 2019 · Directed by Rashid Johnson. With Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne. A young African-American living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money and power after he is hired as a chauffeur for an affluent businessman.
- Rashid Johnson
- 2 min
Dec 12, 1986 · Directed by Jerrold Freedman. With Victor Love, Matt Dillon, Elizabeth McGovern, Geraldine Page. In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.
- Jerrold Freedman
A young Black man's dalliance with a wealthy white family takes a disastrous turn in this modern reimagining of Richard Wright's haunting novel. Directed by renowned visual artist Rashid Johnson and starring Ashton Sanders, Native Son retells a quintessentially American parable about race, class and the illusion of opportunity. Read More
African-American playwright Richard Wright's 1940 novel Native Son was too explosive for any Hollywood studio in 1951. However, an enterprising Argentine filmmaking firm was able to attain ...
- Kino Lorber
- Pierre Chenal
May 06, 2019 · Native Son vividly revives a seminal book, and once the movie and audience get their bearings, proves as thought-provoking as it is heartbreaking. April 4, 2019 ...
Native Son is a 2019 American drama film, directed by Rashid Johnson, from a screenplay by Suzan-Lori Parks. It is based on the novel of the same name by Richard Wright. It stars Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne, Bill Camp and Sanaa Lathan. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2019.
“Native Son” posits Bigger is a victim of circumstance, someone reduced to cruelty and violence because of racism and systemic oppression. James Baldwin tangled with its legacy in Notes of a Native Son , calling Wright’s portrayal of Bigger stereotypical and his tragic story as one intended for white audiences.
Native Son lacks passion.Bigger comes across as poor Black boy gone wrong with his cowardly behavior. His white liberal benefactors personalities are benign. Jan (Matt Dillon) just doesn't impress me as an ardent communist. Mary Dalton ( Elizabeth McGovern) comes across as a bubble head. Even Oprah Winfrey's begging plea to let her son live, is ...
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