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American Fiction

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay!

Winner! People’s Choice Award (Best Film) – 2023 Toronto International Film Festival

Nominated for 5 Independent Spirit Awards including Best Feature, Best Lead Performance and Best 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.

2023, 117 Minutes, USA, Directed by Cord Jefferson, Rated R

  • “The best picture of the year.”

    – Ann Hornaday, THE WASHINGTON POST
  • “In Jefferson’s timely and sharp and subversively funny ‘American Fiction,’ Wright is accorded the relatively rare opportunity to take the lead, and he delivers a richly layered performance that reminds us he’s one of the best actors of his generation.”

    – Richard Roeper, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
  • “A provocative, stingingly funny satire.”

    – Mike McGranaghan, AISLE SEAT
  • “Cord Jefferson’s slashingly funny satire of Black literary stereotyping is one of the best and boldest American comedies in years with a dynamite performance by an Oscar-ready Jeffrey Wright.”

    – Peter Travers, ABC NEWS
  • “’American Fiction’ is nothing short of brilliant. It offers a blend of edgy humor, profound insights, and remarkable intelligence.”

    – Mark Johnson, AWARDS DAILY
  • “A triumphant satire about race, exploitation, family and identity that’s as rich and captivating as [Wright's] tour-de-force.”

    – Nick Schager, THE DAILY BEAST
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