The award-winning film (Toronto International Film Festival -TIFF) ‘American Fiction’, starring Jeffrey Wright, Issa Rae, Sterling K. Brown, Tracee Ellis Ross, Skyler Wright, is set to be released in December.
The film is a sharp satire on the publishing industry’s treatment of serious works by Black writers.
Directed by Cord Jefferson in his comedic debut, it challenges society’s penchant for reducing individuals to caricatures.
Jeffrey Wright plays Monk, a disillusioned writer determined to expose the exploitation of “Black” entertainment that relies on worn-out and offensive stereotypes.
In a bold move, Monk adopts a pen name to craft his own audacious “Black” book, thrusting him into the heart of the very hypocrisy he criticizes.