American Fiction

R / 117min


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Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2023
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Cord Jefferson
Cast:Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz
Screenwriter:Cord Jefferson, Percival Everett
Music By:Laura Karpman




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.                

The story works on two levels, first as a prickly critique of the pressures facing Black creatives. But equally satisfying is its depiction of the abrasive, complicated dynamics in a high-achieving family. - Wendy Ide, Observer (UK)

It’s by turns laugh-out-loud funny and quietly poignant while grounded by a deeply sympathetic turn, possibly his best yet, from Jeffrey Wright. - Kevin Maher, Times (UK)