Close
A Note to our Audiences
While our spaces remain closed due to Covid-19, the spirit of BAM is very much alive. Be sure to peruse our current offerings and keep an eye on this page as we’ll be continuously rolling out new programs and events—all designed for the virtual space—as a way to stay responsive to what’s going on, both at BAM and in the world at large.
Sign up to receive emails from BAM
 

Film

Native Son

 
 
Now Playing
 
 
LOCATION:

Virtual

 
ALL TICKETS:  $10
 
  WATCH
 
 
 
BACK
 
BACK
October 2020
S
M
T
W
Th
F
St
27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Tuesday October 20, 2020
Performances no longer available.
BACK
 
Part of Film and Fall 2020

Dir. Pierre Chenal | 108min, 1951
With Richard Wright, Jean Wallace, Nicholas Joy

“Genuine noir...an essential and previously missing link in mid-20th-century cinema.”
—Film Comment

Richard Wright’s bombshell 1940 novel exposing the injustices of urban African-American life made it to the screen with this Argentine, English-language production. The author himself stars as Bigger Thomas, a Chicago youth driven to killing as a result of a lifetime of deprivation. Though it was heavily censored upon its initial release, a complete 16mm print of the original Argentinian release and an incomplete 35mm duplicate negative of the uncensored cut were combined for this new restoration, the most complete version of Native Son ever shown in the US. It stands as a vital cultural record: a rare black-centric noir with an intense, fascinating performance from Wright.

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

50% of ticket sales go to support BAM, helping to ensure the future of BAM’s adventurous programming.

Please note we are not able to offer member discounts on at-home film screenings at this time.

Support BAM
Support BAM
 
Support BAM
 
As we brace for the impact of this crisis, your generosity is critical.
DONATE
 
 
 
VIDEO
Trailer for “Native Son”
 
 
Close
Video Loads Here (javascript rquired)
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY
So Pretty
Film
So Pretty
Jul 30—Oct 8, 2020
 
So Pretty
Jul 30—Oct 8, 2020
 

A group of trans and genderqueer Brooklyn artists and activists attempt to carve out a utopian space for themselves in this luminous, bracingly intimate tale of love, literature, and collective struggle.

MORE
 
Our Time Machine
Film
Our Time Machine
Sep 11—Oct 15, 2020
 
Our Time Machine
Sep 11—Oct 15, 2020
 

A new film that captures the making of Chinese artist Maleonn’s ambitious new theater project in response to learning of his father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

MORE
 
No Data Plan
Film
No Data Plan
Aug 26—Oct 8, 2020
 
No Data Plan
Aug 26—Oct 8, 2020
 

Filipino-American filmmaker Miko Revereza sets out on a three-day Amtrak journey from Los Angeles to New York in this quiet, profound meditation on the “modern fugitivism” of the undocumented experience.

MORE