Morris From America

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Showings

Somerville Theatre - Screen 1 Fri, Apr 29, 2016 7:30 PM
Film Info
Genre:Narrative
Runtime:91 minutes
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Chad Hartigan

Description

A heartwarming and crowd-pleasing coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin, MORRIS FROM AMERICA centers on Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas in an incredible, breakout performance), a 13-year-old who has just relocated with his single father, Curtis (Craig Robinson, Parks and Recreation), to Heidelberg, Germany. Morris, who fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G., is a complete fish out of water: a budding hip-hop star in an EDM world. To complicate matters further, Morris quickly falls hard for his cool, rebellious, 15-year-old classmate Katrin. Against all odds, he sets out to take the hip-hop world by storm and win the girl of his dreams.

Written and directed by acclaimed up-and-coming filmmaker Chad Hartigan (THIS IS MARTIN BONNER, IFFBoston 2013 Grand Jury Winner), MORRIS won two prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival: the Waldo Salt Screening Award and a Special Jury Award for Robinson, who has been receiving tremendous praise for his touching and nuanced performance in his first serious role. Poignant and funny in equal measure, MORRIS is a delightfully original take on growing up, following your dreams, and finding your voice.

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