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Winner of the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay

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.

Feels like Jordan Peele snuck a bottle of pepper sauce into Alexander Payne’s Thanksgiving dinner.


Smart, meaty, and funnier than expected for a film juggling weighty relationship drama with the philosophical conundrums running through Monk’s head, American Fiction is a dramedy with a refreshing point of view.

The Atlantic
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Runtime 117 minutes
Rated 14A
Directed By Cord Jefferson
Starring Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz
Language English


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