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Madison D. Lacy’s Richard Wright—Black Boy is a cinematic study of the life and work of Wright, who’s best known for the harrowing Native Son, the 1940 novel that became the first best seller by an African-American novelist. Lacy’s 90-minute documentary combines dramatizations of scenes from Wright’s writings with historical footage and filmed recollections by such colleagues as Ralph Ellison. At noon at the National Archives’ Theater, 7th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 501-5000. (Mark Jenkins)