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.
"Morris From America" received roaring applause upon its Closing Night screening at this year's Atlanta Film Festival. Director Chad Hartigan was in attendance and hinted that the film would be released theatrically this fall. True to his word, "Morris" hits cinemas nationwide soon and will be playing at the Plaza Theatre starting on Friday, September 2nd. Don't miss it!