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American Fiction

Opens on February 26

Director: Cord Jefferson Run Time: 117 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 2023

Starring: Erika Alexander, Jeffrey Wright, Leslie Uggams, Sterling K. Brown, Tracee Ellis Ross

Screenwriter: Cord Jefferson
ProducerBen LeClair, Nikos Karamigios, Cord Jefferson, Jermaine Johnson
Vidiots, and MGM Studios invite you to a special free screening of American Fiction followed by a conversation with Writer/Director Cord Jefferson, Actor Jeffrey Wright, Composer Laura Karpman, and Producers Ben LeClair, Jermaine Johnson, and Nikos Karamigios.

In a tour-de-force directorial debut from Cord Jefferson, American Fiction is a smart, heartwarming comedy that stars Jeffrey Wright as Thelonious “Monk” Ellison.  Monk is a frustrated novelist fed up with the literary establishment’s continual ignorance and blind promotion of what they consider “Black” entertainment. In a moment of exasperation, he writes an outlandish “Black” book of his own under a pen name, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain. Amidst this secret success, Monk reunites with his spirited family who challenge his notions of prosperity and happiness. The film’s first-rate ensemble also includes Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz, Erika Alexander, Leslie Uggams, Adam Brody, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Keith David, Issa Rae and Sterling K. Brown.

6:00 PM | Doors

7:00 PM | Screening
Conversation to follow the film

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