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"Visually stunning."
— The Atlantic

FILM

Native Son | 2019

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.

Nominations

1 Critics Choice Award
Rashid Johnson and Sanaa Lathan on the Painful Relevance of Native Son

Director Rashid Johnson and actress Sanaa Lathan discuss the relevant themes and personal experiences that shaped their modern translation of Richard Wright’s 1939 novel.

Rashid Johnson and Sanaa Lathan on the Painful Relevance of Native Son

Director Rashid Johnson and actress Sanaa Lathan discuss the relevant themes and personal experiences that shaped their modern translation of Richard Wright’s 1939 novel.