A special advance screening exclusive to Webster University. Not open to the general public.
(Cord Jefferson, 2023, USA, 117 minutes)
American Fiction is Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut, which 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.
Tuesday, December 5 at 7:00pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119