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The film is the winner of the Sundance 2016 - Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award; the Sundance 2016 - Special Jury Award for Acting: Craig Robinson, and Official Selection of BAMcinemaFest 2016.
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Description from the source:
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) 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. Morris sets out against all odds to take the hip-hop world by storm and win the girl of his dreams.
Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Chad Hartigan ("This is Martin Bonner"), "Morris from America" won two prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and a Special Jury Award for Robinson, who has been receiving tremendous praise for his touching and nuanced performance in his first dramatic role. Poignant and funny in equal measure, "Morris from America" is a delightfully original take on growing up, following your dreams, and finding your voice.
Writer and Director: Chad Hartigan
Cast: Markees Christmas, Craig Robinson, Carla Juri, Lina Keller
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