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'American Fiction' wins People's Choice award at Toronto Film Festival

Sep. 17, 2023 12:38 PM EDT

Cord Jefferson's “American Fiction,” a biting satire starring Jeffrey Wright as a disillusioned academic, has won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, a much-watched bellwether in the Oscar race. “American Fiction" is the directorial debut of...

Cord Jefferson's insightful satire of race and media, 'American Fiction,' lights up TIFF

Sep. 10, 2023 13:27 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Fifty pages into Percival Everett's “Erasure" Cord Jefferson knew he wanted to adapt it into a movie script. Halfway through, he began to see Jeffrey Wright playing the book's academic protagonist, Thelonious “Monk” Ellison. By the time he was finished, he knew he wanted to...