Sun, Mar 10, 2024 | 3:00 pm

American Fiction

This hysterical and purely American comedy-drama, written and directed by Cord Jefferson, in his feature directorial debut, has won universal acclaim including a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, two Golden Globe Nominations including Best Motion Picture Comedy, and named as one of the top 10 films of 2023 by the American Film Institute.

Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated African-American novelist and professor 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, only for the book to be published to high sales and praise, propelling him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.

Oscars: Five Nominations
    Best Motion Picture of the Year
    Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
    Best Adapted Screenplay
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – Jeffrey Wright
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Sterling K. Brown

Golden Globes: Two Nominations
    Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
    Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – Jeffrey Wright

Directed by: Cord Jefferson
Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, Sterling K. Brown, John Ortiz, Erika Alexander, Leslie Uggams, Adam Brody, and Keith David.



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