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American Fiction (2023)

The Story

Monk is a frustrated novelist who is annoyed with the current state of the media industry that is profiting from “Black” entertainment. This world relies on tired and offensive tropes, like drugs, crime, and baby-daddies. To prove his point, he writes a “Black” book of his own. 

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The Deets

Rating: R
Concerns: some drug use|, brief violence, sexual references, language throughout
Runtime: 1h 57m 
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Original Language: English
Release Date (theaters):   wide   

Main Cast

Jeffrey Wright as Thelonious “Monk” Ellison
Tracee Ellis Ross as Lisa Ellison
Issa Rae as Sintara Golden
Sterling K. Brown as Clifford “Cliff” Ellison
John Ortiz as Arthur
Erika Alexander as Coraline
Leslie Uggams as Agnes Ellison

Production & Crew

Distributor: Amazon MGM Studios, Orion Pictures
Production Co: Elara Pictures, ALL FACTS, Rough House Pictures
Director(s): Cord Jefferson
Producer(s):  Ben LeClair, Nikos Karamigios, Cord Jefferson, Jermaine Johnson 
Writer(s): Cord Jefferson
Cinematography: Cristina Dunlap 
Music: Laura Karpman 
Editor: Hilda Rasula 
Hair/Makeup Lead(s): Monique Peoples Graham (hair), Michele Lewis (makeup)
Costumes: Rudy Mance 

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