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American Fiction (15) (AD)

Oscar Week 2024

A man in a white shirt and glasses looks out over a parking lot, in front of white buildings.

Contending for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score, Cord Jefferson's directorial debut is a satire around racial stereotypes in literature.

Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, Jeffrey Wright stars in this hilarious comedy drama from director Cord Jefferson.

Thelonious 'Monk' Ellison (Wright) is a struggling Black novelist, continually flabbergasted by feedback from white editors, repeatedly asking for a ‘Black book’. He’s frustrated by the Black stories he sees routinely published, including one by Sintara Golden (Issa Rae) entitled We’s Lives in Da Ghetto.

Tired of reductive views of Blackness, Monk sets about writing a novel which parodies them. After being shocked to discover that there is interest in publishing the novel, he continues to be floored by the subsequent success amongst critics and audiences.

Tagged with: Cinema Oscar Week 2024

USA 2023 dir Cord Jefferson 117min

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