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American Fiction (2023)

Opens on December 22

Director: Cord Jefferson Run Time: 117 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2023

Starring: Erika Alexander, Jeffrey Wright, Leslie Uggams, Sterling K. Brown, Tracee Ellis Ross

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

People’s Choice Award, 2023 Toronto International Film Festival

Thelonious “Monk” Ellison’s writing career has stalled because his work isn’t deemed “Black enough.” Monk, a writer and English professor, writes a satirical novel under a pseudonym, aiming to expose the publishing world’s hypocrisies. The book’s immediate success forces him to get deeper enmeshed in his assumed identity and challenges his closely-held worldviews.

About the filmmaker:

Cord Jefferson is an American writer, director, journalist, and essayist who’s worked on multiple TV series including Succession (2018), Watchmen (2009), and The Good Place (2016). His directorial debut American Fiction (2023) is a comedy-drama film which won the People’s Choice Award at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival.

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