Native Son (1951)
Native Son (1951)
Native Son (1951)
Native Son (1951)
Native Son (1951)


Theater 5
Ends Monday, October 26!

(NR) USA/Argentina – 1 hr 31 min  
1951 · d. Pierre Chenal
Starring Richard Wright, Jean Wallace,
Rental: $10.00 (5 day streaming period)


“There are no bars on these prisons.” Originally released in 1951, this adaptation of Richard Wright’s seminal novel features the author himself as Bigger Thomas, a Black chauffeur on the run from the law. Newly restored and re-released, Native Son uses the conventions of film noir to expose the injustices affecting African American urban life.

The film is preceded by a special introduction by film historians Eddie Muller and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, courtesy of Turner Classic Movies.

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