Proceeds from this ticket go to The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Detroit. Buy your ticket & watch the film online anytime between Feb. 06 and Feb. 14, 2021. A discussion will take place at the Feb. 14 ASALH meeting. Any questions, contact [email protected] One of the most controversial novels of its day, Richard Wright's Native Son (first published in 1940) exposed the injustices of urban African-American life, through the eyes of Bigger Thomas, whose violent tendencies and moral confusion were the natural result of a lifetime of deprivation. In prison for murder and sentenced to death, Thomas reflects on the circumstances that led to his fate. Newly restored, this version is the most complete version of the film ever shown in the United States. The film is preceded by a special introduction by film historians Eddie Muller of the Film Noir Foundation and University of Chicago film professor Jacqueline Najima Stewart, who is also co-curator of Kino Lorber's Pioneers of African-American Cinema collection, courtesy of Turner Classic Movies.