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Outdoor Screening

Morris from America

Director Chad HARTIGAN
Info
  • Germany, USA│
  • 2016│
  • 89min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

Morris Gentry is 13, overweight, and fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G. He’s entering puberty, risks everything in a journey far outside of his comfort zone toward self-confidence.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
745 2016. 05. 05 20:00 Outdoor Screening HEK15GV
817 2016. 05. 06 14:00 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) TM HEK15
922 2016. 05. 07 17:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 4 HEK15

Review

Morris, an African-American boy who loves hip hop, moves with his father, a football coach, to Heidelberg, Germany. He is mentored by his German teacher in a country where his skin color, language, and culture are all different. He also falls in love with Katrin, a Caucasian girl who is rebellious and warms up to Morris, unlike his classmates. This is a coming-of-age drama about a boy in puberty when love, friendship, and self-identity are important. Chad Hartigan wisely steers clear of the cliches of a coming-of-age movie and succeeds in transcending the stereotype. The film covers the heat of being in love for the first time, rebelling against authority, and the desire to merge oneself with the world. With the right balance of laughter and tears, this is also a research of ‘character’. The camera is focused on Morris and while the narrative follows the inner changes that happen to him. Markees Christmas gives an impressive performance. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director Chad HARTIGAN
Screenplay Chad HARTIGAN
Producer Adele ROMANSKI, Sara MURPHY
Cinematography Sean MCELWEE
Editor Anne FABINI
Music Keegan DEWITT
Cast Markees CHRISTMAS, Craig ROBINSON, Carla JURI

Director

Chad HARTIGAN

Born in 1982, Cyprus. Attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking. His first feature Luke and Brie Are On a First Date(2008) premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2008. His second feature This Is Martin Bonner(2013) premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Best of NEXT.

Trailer

(Morris from America) DIR. Chad HARTIGAN

Morris Gentry is 13, overweight, and fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G. He’s entering puberty, risks everything in a journey far outside of his comfort zone toward self-confidence.