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AMERICAN FICTION

AMERICAN FICTION

  • Directed by Cord Jefferson
  • Starring Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, Sterling K. Brown, John Ortiz
  • 2023 | 117mins | USA | (15)

Monk is a novelist, frustrated with how the establishment profits from “Black” entertainment based on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk writes his own outlandish “Black” book under a pen name, propelling him into the hypocrisy and madness he claims to disdain.


Tony® and Emmy® Award-winner Jeffrey Wright leads the cast of this wickedly bold and smart comedy about the commodification of marginalised voices with his portrayal of Thelonious “Monk” Ellison, a respected author and professor of English literature at a predominately white institution, who experiences professional and personal events that force him to reexamine the terms of his integrity, ideals, and artistic existence.


A fearless, funny, and provocative tale, that shines a thoughtful and thought-provoking light on the concept and construct of race, identity, and family that aims to unify.