Cord Jefferson celebrated the World Premiere for his feature directorial debut AMERICAN FICTION at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, September 8.

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.

Written for the Screen and Directed by: Cord Jefferson

Based upon the novel ‘Erasure’ by: Percival Everett

Produced by: Ben LeClair, p.g.a., Nikos Karamigios, p.g.a., Cord Jefferson, p.g.a., Jermaine Johnson, p.g.a.

Executive Producers: Rian Johnson, Ram Bergman, Percival Everett, Michael Bowes

Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz, Erika Alexander, Leslie Uggams, Adam Brody, Keith David with Issa Rae and Sterling K. Brown

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