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Cord Jefferson Receives Visionary Award at Urbanworld Film Festival Opening Night Screening for AMERICAN FICTION | Video

Cord Jefferson and Malcom D. Lee at American Fiction opening night at 2023 Urbanworld Film Festival
Cord Jefferson and Malcolm D. Lee at American Fiction opening night at the 2023 Urbanworld Film Festival

*The 27th Urbanworld Film Festival‘s opening night screening of Cord Jefferson’s AMERICAN FICTION starring Jeffrey Wright on Wednesday, November 1st went down at the SVA Theatre in New York City.

Writer-Director-Producer Cord Jefferson was honored with the “Visionary Award” which recognizes filmmakers whose work pushes boundaries and sparks dialogue and also celebrates the work of the ensemble cast.

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.

AMERICAN FICTION in select theaters December 15 – expanding December 22

Written for the Screen and Directed by: Cord Jefferson and 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
Rated: R for language throughout, some drug use, sexual references, and brief violence
source: saptosa foster – urbanwoirld film festival

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