Cinematique Presents: American Fiction

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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.

American Fiction runs from Monday, February 26 through Wednesday, February 28. It screens Monday through Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Historic Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards:

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Adapted Screenplay

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