Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic and U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Individual Performance - Craig Robinson
Best of Fest: Mon. February 1, 9:00pm, Eccles Theatre, Park City
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.
Chad Hartigan's first feature, Luke and Brie Are on a First Date, premiered in 2008 and was remade for Latin American audiences in 2013 as Luna en Leo. His follow-up, This Is Martin Bonner, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, winning the Audience Award for Best of NEXT and was also awarded the John Cassavetes Award at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards. He was born in Nicosia, Cyprus.