morris from america
Dir. Chad Hartigan | Comedy | U.S.A. / Germany | 2016 | 89 min.
English and German, with English subtitles
FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 - Chilmark Community Center
Taking home two awards at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, this heartwarming coming-of-age comedy follows Morris, a slightly overweight 13-year-old, and his single father, Curtis (Craig Robinson of The Office). To complicate matters, the father-son duo are new residents and the only African Americans in the city of Heidelberg, Germany. While his dad is off at work, Morris goes to a youth center, awkwardly pretends to be a gangster rapper, and falls in love with an older German girl. Their relationship takes him on a journey of self-discovery that ultimately brings him back to his father.
Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting and Dramatic Individual Performance Awards at Sundance 2016
Thank you to the screening sponsor