American Fiction

New York Times Critics' Pick
117 mins.
Directed by Cord Jefferson

Winner! Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2024 Academy Awards.

Last day Thursday, March 28.

Monk (Jeffrey Wright) is a frustrated novelist who's fed up with the establishment that profits from Black entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes.

To prove his point, he 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 also stars Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz, Sterling K. Brown, Issa Rae, and more.

Winner of the People's Choice Award at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival.

Nominated for 5 Oscars:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor (Jeffrey Wright)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Sterling K. Brown)
  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Original Score

Two Golden Globe nominations: 

  • Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy (Jeffrey Wright)

Winner of one Critic's Choice Award: 

  • Best Adapted Screenplay

“Satire is just a wraparound gimmick for a marvelously acted, naturalistic drama about a prickly, privileged Black man and his family... [director Cord] Jefferson makes the smartest possible moves in a knotty game of chess.” Amy Nicholson. A New York Times Critic's Pick!