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Native Son

5.7
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Original title
Native Son
Year
Running time
110 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Suzan-Lori Parks (Novel: Richard Wright)
Music
Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein
Cinematography
Matthew Libatique
Cast
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Producer
Broadcasting by Home Box Office (HBO); Home Box Office (HBO) / Bow and Arrow Entertainment. Distributed by A24
Genre
Drama | Racism. Social Drama. Friendship
Synopsis / Plot
Bigger “Big” Thomas, a young African American man, lives with his mother and siblings in Chicago. Half-heartedly involved with a girlfriend, he sports green hair and a punk jacket, smokes weed, and carries a pistol—but rebuffs his buddy’s “easy-money” scheme to knock off a corner store. Full of self-determination, Big accepts a job as the chauffeur for wealthy businessman Will Dalton’s family. Moving into their mansion, he begins driving Dalton’s vehemently progressive daughter, Mary. But his involvement in an accidental death places Big on a collision course with the powerful social forces pitted against him.
Awards
2019: Sundance Film Festival: U.S. Dramatic Competition
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