American Fiction15

Directed by Cord Jefferson | USA | 2023 | 1h 57m | Starring Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz, Erika Alexander, Leslie Uggams

A renowned author and literature professor, disillusioned with the establishment’s exploitation of “Black” entertainment steeped in worn-out and offensive tropes, takes matters into his own hands. To illustrate his frustration, he adopts a pen name and writes an audacious “Black” book of his own. Cord Jefferson’s directorial debut, adapted from Percival Everett’s novel Erasure, unfolds as a wildly entertaining satire addressing the commodification of marginalised voices.

Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Film and Best Actor.

Reviews

‘This is satire at its best, a film full of tremendous laughs and salient observations on racial stereotyping.’
★★★★
Kaleem Aftab, BBC

‘In “American Fiction,” the comic and tragic go hand in hand. Each moment is layered with meaning, socially, politically, and emotionally…a breath of fresh air’
★★★★
Jourdain Searles, IndieWire

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The Zone of Interest 12A
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21:00

The Settlers 15
1h 41m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
A wealthy landowner enlists the services of three mercenaries to safeguard his estate. But is there a hidden agenda? Award-winning anti-Western set against the backdrop of early 20th-century Chile.

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Tomorrow (Saturday 2nd March)

15:45

The Settlers 15
1h 41m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
A wealthy landowner enlists the services of three mercenaries to safeguard his estate. But is there a hidden agenda? Award-winning anti-Western set against the backdrop of early 20th-century Chile.

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18:00

The Zone of Interest 12A
1h 45m | German, Polish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) returns with this stunningly shot and chilling examination of life within the perimeters of Auschwitz, adapted from Martin Amis' novel.

Book here

20:30

The Iron Claw 15
2h 12m
Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) star in Sean Durkin's emotional heavyweight melodrama about the Von Erich brothers who battled tragedy to become wrestling royalty in the 1980s.

Book here


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