American Fiction

1 hour 57 minutes


Maine Film Center

Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine

Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture's obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes, satirically zings its targets so well we laugh as hard as we have in years. A phenomenal Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated Black novelist who's fed up with the establishment profiting from "Black" entertainment that relies on tired and offensive cartoon caricatures. 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 the hypocrisy and madness he disdains when it becomes a hit. "Satire is a rare commodity and always has been, but Cord Jefferson's debut film American Fiction has restored my faith in its survival. What's more, it offers the gifted Jeffrey Wright an exceptional leading role that he plays to perfection"–Leonard Maltin.

This film is eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund. Call the Box Office at 207.873.7000 to obtain YAAF tickets. Pay it forward! Donate to YAAF here.



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