American Fiction

This screening took place on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 7:30 pmYukon Theatre

Jeffrey Wright stars in Cord Jefferson’s adaptation of Percival Everett’s Erasure — a wicked satire about the commodification of marginalized voices and a portrait of an artist forced to re-examine his integrity.

In his hilarious directorial debut, Cord Jefferson  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.

Content advisory: Mature themes, drug use, coarse language.

Genre: Drama-comedy

“Feels like Jordan Peele snuck a bottle of pepper sauce into Alexander Payne’s Thanksgiving dinner.” – Radheyan Simonpillai, CBC Radio

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