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Morris from America
[ Morris from America ]
Director: Chad Hartigan
  • Youth Drama
Japanese Premiere
©Lichtblick Media, Beachside, Indi Film, SWR 2016
10/30 10:20- (90min) -
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11/03 11:05- (90min) -
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When a black teen moves to Germany with his single father, he must deal with culture shock and his infatuation with a rebellious girl, all while dreaming of becoming a hip hop star.

Morris from America centers on Morris Gentry, a 13-year-old who has just relocated with his single father, Curtis 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.
Director Chad Hartigan

Chad Hartigan was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1982. His second feature, This Is Martin Bonner, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013 where it won the Best of NEXT Audience Award. His third feature, Morris from America, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition where Hartigan was awarded the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.

Staff Director/Screenplay : Chad Hartigan
Producer : Adele Romanski
Producer : Sara Murphy
Producer : Martin Heisler
Producer : Gabriele Simon
Cinematographer : Sean McElwee
Editor : Anne Fabini
Music : Keegan DeWitt
Cast Craig Robinson
Markees Christmas
Carla Juri
Lina Keller
Jakub Gierszal
90min. | 2016 USA, Germany |
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