Native Son / USA. Director: Rashid Johnson; Screenwriter: Suzan-Lori Parks; Produced by Matthew Perniciaro, Michael Sherman; Principal Cast: Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne, Bill Camp). Sanaa Lathan 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. US Drama.