Buxton Film

American Fiction rating-15

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Thelonius is a writer and academic who is struggling to get his finely crafted work published despite the publishing world’s message “black voices should be listened to”. When he puts out, as a prank and under a pseudonym, a trashy ‘ghetto’ novel full of cliches about drug dealers and pimps his publisher is ecstatic. Financial insecurity compels Thelonius to play along and accept the huge advance he is offered. A scathing and hilarious satire about the hypocrisy of the gatekeepers of American literature. 

This film is programmed by Buxton Film and features no trailers. 

Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz 
Director: Cord Jefferson

“Smart racial satire on the American publishing industry”

Sight and Sound
  • Duration: 117 mins
  • Rating: rating-15
  • Price: £5 (Students/Children: £1)