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Morris from America

Monday, March 14
7:30PM - 9:00PM


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MORRIS FROM AMERICA centers around 13-year-old Morris, an African American boy who has just relocated with his single father in Heidelberg, Germany. Morris, who fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G., is a complete fish-out-of-water in his new home, but then he meets the rebellious, hip Katrin, and instantly falls in love. As Morris navigates the typical roller coast ride of early adolescence—first love, acceptance among peers, complex relations with parents –in this completely unique setting, he faces unexpected challenges and inspiring triumphs, in this endearing, heartfelt coming-of-age story.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 90min

Director: Chad Hartigan

Executive Producer: Michael B. Clark, Alex Turtletaub

Producer: Adele Romanski, Sara Murphy, Martin Heisler, Gabriele Simon

Screenwriter: Chad Hartigan

Cinematographer: Sean McElwee

Editor: Anne Fabini

Production Designer: Babett Klimmeck

Principal Cast: Markees Christmas, Craig Robinson, Carla Juri


Chad Hartigan’s first film, LUKE AND BRIE ARE ON A FIRST DATE premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival. His second feature, THIS IS MARTIN BONNER, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film festival. It won the Audience Award for Best of NEXT. In 2014, it won the John Cassavetes Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Distributor: A24

Sales Agent: N/A

Publicity Contact
Lisa Richie



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