2017 Milwaukee Film Festival 9/28 - 10/12
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Morris From America

Director: Chad Hartigan

Film Summary

Spotlight Presentations | 1:29 | 2016 | Germany/USA | English/German with English subtitles | View Website

Morris is dealing with all of the normal problems a boy entering his teenage years faces: feelings for girls, struggles to make friends, concerns about where he fits in the world. These issues are compounded by his status as the only African-American student in his new residency of Heidelberg, Germany, thanks to his single father’s (The Office’s Craig Robinson) newly acquired job. With his well-meaning father and protective German instructor as the only friends he has, Morris relies on his love of hip-hop music to help him cope with his outsider status. When Morris catches the eye of 15-year-old Katrin, things seem to be looking up, even though he’ll still have to learn to be comfortable with himself before he can connect with his peers. Director Chad Hartigan tells a fish out-of-water/coming-of-age story with youthful energy and verve to spare in this irresistibly funny and sweet crowd-pleaser.

Director Chad Hartigan
Cast Markees Christmas, Jakub Gierszal, Carla Juri, Lina Keller, Craig Robinson
Executive Producer Michael B. Clark, Alex Turtletaub
Producer Martin Heisler, Sara Murphy, Adele Romanski, Gabriele Simon
Screenwriter Chad Hartigan
Cinematographer Sean McElwee
Editor Anne Fabini

Film Sponsor

Laughlin Constable

Community Partners

COA Youth & Family Centers, Goethe House Wisconsin, True Skool Inc.