Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection

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

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.

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Native Son's Legacy Lives on at Red Carpet Premiere

Cast and crew reflect on the film's importance at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

"Mesmerizing... a distinctive cinematic vision."

— Vox


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