Project Description

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.

“Wright, so often a strong supporting player… is magnetic in the lead role: commanding, flawed, vulnerable, relatable. AMERICAN FICTION is his movie, and will likely (and deservedly) land him his first Oscar nomination.”
— Adam Graham, Detroit News

OSCAR® NOMINATED: (5) Nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Jeffrey Wright

Release Year: 2023
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Cord Jefferson
Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz
Running Time: 1 hr 57 mins

Adult – $10.00 | Student – $7.00 | Member – $6.00

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