American Fiction

Academy Award Winner for Best Adapted Screenplay

Critics Choice Award Winner – Best Adapted Screenplay – 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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Running Time 117 mins

Genre Comedy, Drama

MPAA Rating Rated R

Jeffery Wright
Tracee Ellis Ross
John Ortiz
Erika Alexander
Leslie Uggams
Adam Brody
Issa Rae
Sterling K. Brown

Directed by
Cord Jefferson

Written by
Cord Jefferson