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Morris from America

 
NY PREMIERE
 
Fri, Jun 24, 2016
  • 6:45PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 90min
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+  Q&A with Chad Hartigan and Markees Christmas
 
 
 
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Directed by Chad Hartigan

With Markees Christmas, Craig Robinson, Carla Juri, Lina Keller

“This understated, generous film quietly sneaks up on you.”
—Vulture

This heartwarming coming-of-age comedy centers on Morris (Christmas, in an incredible breakout performance), a 13-year-old who has just relocated with his father, Curtis (Robinson), to Heidelberg, Germany. Morris is a complete fish-out-of-water—a self-proclaimed budding Notorious B.I.G. in an EDM world. He falls hard for a cool, rebellious classmate, and sets out against all odds to take the hip-hop world by storm and win the girl of his dreams. Chad Hartigan’s (This is Martin Bonner, BAMcinemaFest 2013) delightfully original take on growing up and finding your voice won two prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival: the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and a Special Jury Award for Robinson, whose touching, nuanced performance has been receiving tremendous praise. An A24 release.

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with Chad Hartigan and Markees Christmas

This screening will feature a Q&A with director Chad Hartigan and actor Markees Christmas.

 
 
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