American Fiction

American Fiction

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Wednesday 28th February

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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.

  • Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Adam Brody, Issa Rae, Miriam Shor, Keith David, Dustin Tucker, Michael Malvesti, Tracee Ellis Ross, Erika Alexander, Sterling K. Brown, Leslie Uggams, Myra Lucretia Taylor

  • Director: Cord Jefferson

  • Writer: Cord Jefferson, Percival Everett

  • Running Time: 117 minutes

  • Certificate: 15

  • Language: English

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama

  • Country: United States

BAFTA WINNER Adapted Screenplay
5 OSCAR NOMINATIONS including Best Picture

“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

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

“American Fiction reminded me strongly both of The Producers (1967) and Tootsie (1982), which is never a bad thing."
★★★★ Brian Viner, Daily Mail