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The American Society of Magical Negroes

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The American Society of Magical Negroes Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
GenreFantasy, Comedy
Age RatingPG-13
Release DatesJanuary 19, 2024 (Sundance)
March 15, 2024 (United States)
Running Time1hr 44min
CastJustice Smith
David Alan Grier
An-Li Bogan
Drew Tarver
Directed by Kobi Libii
Written byKobi Libii
Produced byKobi Libii
Julia Lebedev
Angel Lopez
Eddie Vaisman
Rita Walsh
Cinematography by Doug Emmett
Edited by Brian Scott Olds
Music byMichael Abels
Production CompaniesOffscreen
Sight Unseen
Distributor Focus Features (United States)
Universal Pictures (International)

The American Society of Magical Negroes Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Justice Smith as Aren
  • David Alan Grier
  • An-Li Bogan
  • Drew Tarver
  • Michaela Watkins
  • Aisha Hinds
  • Tim Baltz
  • Rupert Friend
  • Nicole Byer

Storyline:

A young man, Aren, is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white people’s lives easier.

About The American Society of Magical Negroes Movie:

The American Society of Magical Negroes is an American satirical comedy film written, directed, and produced by Kobi Libii. It stars Justice Smith, David Alan Grier, An-Li Bogan, Drew Tarver, Michaela Watkins, Aisha Hinds, Tim Baltz, Rupert Friend and Nicole Byer.

The American Society of Magical Negroes was developed by Kobi Libii as part of Sundance’s Screenwriters and Directors Lab. In March 2021, SFFILM confirmed that the film was awarded the 2021 Dolby Institute Fellowships, earning industry guidance and a cash grant enabling them to work with a sound designer at the screenwriting stage. The film is a satire of the Magical Negro trope.

The American Society of Magical Negroes premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2024. It is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States by Focus Features on March 15, 2024. The film is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom by Universal Pictures on April 26, 2024.


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