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American Fiction (15)

Director: Cord Jefferson
Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Sterling K. Brown, Erika Alexander, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Year: 2023
Running Time: 117m

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2024 BAFTA Award Winner for Best Screenplay (Adapted) - Cord Jefferson

2024 Academy Award 5 nominations including –

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – Jeffrey Wright

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Sterling K Brown

2024 Golden Globe nominated for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role – Jeffrey Wright

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

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 is 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. 

Please note: The subtitled screening, with audio description, will be at 4.30pm on Wednesday 6 March.

American Fiction is a funny, heart-warming tale that holds a mirror up to its viewers – a well-deserved best picture contender.
★★★★ Alexandra Jones, London Evening Standard
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

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