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Millennium Park | Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Millennium Park Summer Film Series | American Fiction

Nominated for five Academy Awards, Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut confronts our culture's obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes.

Millennium Park Summer Film Series | American Fiction
Millennium Park Summer Film Series | American Fiction

Time & Location

Aug 06, 2024, 6:30 PM

Millennium Park | Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA

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GATES OPEN AT 5:00PM

American Fiction (117 minutes, R)

Nominated for five Academy Awards, Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut 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 his own outlandish "Black" book--that propels him into the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.

Highlighting the 30th anniversary of Black Harvest Film Festival

Organizer: Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

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