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American Fiction

American Fiction

American Fiction

Dir. Cord Jefferson
117 min

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Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score.

About the Film

American Fiction is Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from "Black" entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish "Black" book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.

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Film Details

Programs: New Releases, Oscar Watch
Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 117 min
Country/Region: USA
Rating: R
Language: English
Print Source: MGM
Tags: Adaptation, Black Perspectives, Comedy, Dramedy, Literature, Romance


Director: Cord Jefferson
Producer: Cord Jefferson, Jermaine Johnson, Nikos Karamigios, Ben LeClair
Cinematographer: Cristina Dunlap
Screenwriter: Cord Jefferson, Based on the novel "Erasure" by Percival Everett
Editor: Hilda Rasula
Composer: Laura Karpman
Principal Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, Sterling K. Brown