Screening: May 20, 2016, 7pm
Directed by Chad Hartigan
Starring Markees Christmas, Lina Keller, Carla Juri, and Craig Robinson
Running Time: 91 Minutes
Director Chad Hartigan and Star Craig Robinson will do the Q&A!
Synopsis: Directed by Chad Hartigan (whose previous feature, This is Martin Bonner, was part of the first Chicago Critics Film Festival), this crowd-pleasing comedy follows the adolescent misadventures of a 13-year-old American boy (Markees Christmas) growing up in Germany while living with his father (Craig Robinson). This film was a hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and a Special Jury Award for Individual Performance for Robinson.
“Hartigan’s unique voice and the superb performances by Christmas and Robinson remind us that this is not your typical fish-out-of-water story. Fresh, realistic and fun, Morris From America is not one to miss.”
-Steve Prokopy, Ain’t It Cool News
“Morris From America excels at conveying the inherent power of companionship in a largely indifferent world.”
-Eric Kohn, Indiewire