Writer/director Chad Hartigan‘s last film was the Sundance Audience Award winning “This Is Martin Bonner.” Now he returns to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival three years later with “Morris From America,” a unique take on the coming-of-age genre. And before it makes its World Premiere on Friday, we’ve got some exclusive first images from the film.
Starring Markees Christmas, Craig Robinson, Carla Juri (who you might remember from her breakout role in “Wetlands“), Lina Keller, Jakub Gierszał and Levin Henning, the film tells the story of a 13 year-old African American teen Morris, who has to deal with rites of growing up in his newly adopted home in Germany. Here’s the official synopsis:
Morris from America revolves around a 13-year-old African-American boy named Morris and the relationship he has with his father, Curtis, during the transitional period of adolescence. Complicating matters, they are new residents of Heidelberg, Germany—a city of rich history but little diversity. Morris falls in love with a local German girl named Katrin, and his tumultuous connection with her takes him on a journey that ends in self-discovery and a new dynamic to his relationship with Curtis.
“Morris From America” will have its first screening at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, January 22nd at 12:15 PM. Check out the images below.