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American Fiction

American Fiction
Comedy, Drama | 2024 | R. 1hr 57min
Closed Captioning | Open Captions on Wed | Audio Description CAST: Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz DIRECTOR: Cord Jefferson

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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It's an extremely funny movie that lands some sharp blows, and a stellar feature debut from seasoned TV writer Cord Jefferson.
Alissa Wilkinson, Vox
American Fiction is an impressive debut from Jefferson, who has seamlessly made the leap from the small to big screen with a strong comedic voice and characters crafted with empathy and care.
Jourdain Searles, indieWire
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