While the German “image” in movies has improved over the years, it is still refreshing to see a standout movie capturing the modern German climate, and Morris from America looks to do just that once the Sundance Festival favorite hits theaters this summer.
Morris from America is a coming-of-age story that finds a teenage boy, Morris, moving to Germany with his father, and faces the struggle of finding a way to fit in as an aspiring hip-hop artist.
What may sound like a simple tale seems to be anything but, as the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive.
Justin Change, from Variety, wrote the following in his review:
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.
Morris from America will be showing in select theaters starting August 19, but will be available as an early exclusive on DirecTV on July 7