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Cinema Club: American Fiction

Cinema Club: American Fiction

Cinema Club: American Fiction

Dir. Cord Jefferson
117 min

December Cinema Club


Cinema Club Screening: Saturday, December 9 at 11am

Cinema Club Moderator Megan Feeney will be in conversation with playwright Gethsemane Herron following the screening.

Cinema Club screenings are Free for MSP Film Society Members. Not a Member? Join here. More info on Cinema Club here.

Members: Remember to sign-in to make your reservation.

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.

Cinema Club is generously sponsored by:
Julie & Charlie Zelle and Leni & David Moore

About Cinema Club

It’s like book club for cinephiles! On the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 AM, we invite MSP Film Society Members to watch a selected movie with us and join a discussion led by Cinema Club Moderator Megan Feeney.

Film Details

Program: Cinema Club
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