Rashid Johnson, ‘Native Son’ ©️ Matthew Libatique

CinemArt Screening: Native Son

  • Wed 15 January 2020
  • 6.30 pm

To reserve advance tickets by phone, please call 081 842 88 42 Rashid Johnson ‧ USA ‧ 2019 ‧ 110 min ‧ E Bigger ‘Big’ Thomas, a young African American man, lives in Chicago. Half-heartedly involved with a girlfriend, he sports green hair, a punk jacket and carries a pistol but rebuffs his buddy’s easy-money scheme. Full of self-determination, Big accepts a job as the chauffeur for the family of wealthy businessman Will Dalton. Moving into their mansion, he begins driving Dalton’s daughter Mary. But his involvement in an accidental death places Big on a collision course with the powerful social forces pitted against him. CinemArt is a film series presented by Hauser & Wirth in collaboration with Cinéma Rex Pontresina. A cinematic journey into the art world, this series offers unique views into the lives and work of significant international artists, including a selection connected to Hauser & Wirth’s programme. The selected documentaries and films feature artists and renowned art world figures including Alexander Calder, Rashid Johnson, Piet Oudolf, Philip Guston, Louise Bourgeois, Alberto Giacometti, and Eduardo Chillida.

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