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.
‘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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Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!