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‘Morris from America’ Exclusive Clip: Watch the Film’s Young Star Lay on the Charm

With one line, the young star shows why he's one of the reason to see Chad Hartigan's latest.

“Morris from America”

Remember the name Markees Christmas. Sundance audiences sure did when “Morris from America” premiered there back in January, and folks at SXSW did the same.

Christmas is the young star of Chad Hartigan’s latest film, the tale of a teenager and his father (Craig Robinson) adjusting to life in Germany. Between Christmas, Hartigan (2013’s “This is Martin Bonner”), Robinson and co-star Carla Juri (almost unrecognizable from her “Wetlands” role a few years ago), the cast and crew have all been notable, recent breakouts.

READ MORE: Sundance Review: ‘Morris From America’ Puts a Fresh Spin on Familiar Ingredients

For the youngster’s part, you can see why in the film clip below of Morris and Inka (Juri). He doesn’t say much, but Christmas already has the quiet confidence of a screen vet. “This is Martin Bonner” was able to take a quiet, confident protagonist and build one of the better films of the year around him. Looks like Hartigan might have done the same again here.

“Morris from America” is now available via DirecTV and will open in theaters via A24 on August 19th.

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