American Fiction (15)

1st May 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

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's 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.

Nominated for 5 Oscars in 2024 including Best Motion Picture of the Year and Best Performance of an Actor in a Leading Role (Jeffrey Wright)

‘Elegantly walking a line between absurdist satire and family drama, this is a clever send-up of how the broadness of Black culture gets reduced to cliché.’ – Kambole Campbell – Empire Magazine

Starring: Jeffrey Wright; Tracee Ellis Ross; John Ortiz

Directed by Cord Jefferson

117 minutes