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The new movie from Chad Hartigan (This is Martin Bonner) won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance, and the young star, Markees Christmas, won a Special Jury Award for his performance. 

According to IMDb, Morris From America is about "The romantic and coming-of-age misadventures of a 13-year-old American living in Germany." Craig Robinson plays Morris's father in the movie. 

Justin Chang reviewed it for Variety

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Chad Hartigan’s “This Is Martin Bonner” (2013) established him as a subtle, original filmmaking voice attuned to stories of uprooting and dislocation, and he wrings a more accessible and no less specific variation on the same theme with “Morris From America,” a warm and winsome portrait of an African-American teenager adjusting uneasily to his new life in Heidelberg, Germany. Set to the pulsing hip-hop music that fuels Morris’ dreams and offers him refuge in a place that can seem friendly and threatening by turns, this coming-of-age dramedy explores how the challenges of being young, black and misunderstood can be compounded in a foreign environment, but goes about it in a grounded, character-driven way that never smacks of manipulation or special pleading.

 

Edited by Tyler

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