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American Fiction

Country: United States, Language: English, 117 mins

  • Director: Cord Jefferson
  • Writer: Cord Jefferson, Percival Everett
  • Producer: Ram Bergman, Michael Bowes, Percival Everett, Bruce Wayne Gillies, Cord Jefferson, Jermaine Johnson, Rian Johnson, Nikos Karamigios, Ben LeClair, Hannah Offer, Lenny Payan, Dan Watson

CGiii Comment

It 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.


Cast & Characters

Jeffrey Wright (as Thelonious 'Monk' Ellison)
Skyler Wright (as Brittany)
John Ales (as Leo)
Patrick Fischler (as Mandel)
Carmen Cusack (as Gilda)
John Ortiz (as Arthur)
Joseph Marrella (as Matthew Wilson)
Stephen Burrell (as Jordan Phillips)
Issa Rae (as Sintara Golden)
Nicole Kempskie (as Sintara's Moderator)
Becki Dennis (as Clinic Receptionist)
Tracee Ellis Ross (as Lisa Ellison)
Myra Lucretia Taylor (as Lorraine)
Leslie Uggams (as Agnes Ellison)
Ryan Richard Doyle (as Ned)
Kate Avallone (as Woman on Patio)
Sterling K. Brown (as Clifford Ellison)
Dustin Tucker (as Phillip)
Erika Alexander (as Coraline)
Michael Jibrin (as Jelani)
Michele Proude (as Bulger's Nurse)
David De Beck (as Dr. Bulger)
Okieriete Onaodowan (as Van Go Jenkins)
Keith David (as Willy the Wonker)
Miriam Shor (as Paula)