Food n' Film is back for the second time this summer with the premiere of the modern day coming of age story, Morris From America!
Vietnummy will be serving up the food from 5 - 8 at our Berry St entrance.
Cinema Center will be screening Morris From America at 6:00 & 8:00 PM. This is a Points of View film, so all students will be admitted free of charge, just please provide valid student ID.
We will be hanging out in the Spectator Lounge where you can come kickback, eat, drink beer or wine, and...freestyle! That's right freestyle. A microphone will be set up and music playing if you feel like busting a rhyme or two! It will be open mic style so anyone is welcome. There will be a giveaway and some swag!!!
Morris From America is a heartwarming and crowd-pleasing coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin, Morris from America centers on Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas, in an incredible breakout performance) a 13-year-old who has just relocated with his single father, Curtis (Craig Robinson) to Heidelberg, Germany. Morris, who fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G., is a complete fish-out-of-water—a budding hip-hop star in an EDM world. To complicate matters further, Morris quickly falls hard for his cool, rebellious, 15-year-old classmate Katrin. Morris sets out against all odds to take the hip-hop world by storm and win the girl of his dreams.
Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Chad Hartigan (This is Martin Bonner), Morris from America won two prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and a Special Jury Award for Robinson, who has been receiving tremendous praise for his touching and nuanced performance in his first dramatic role. Poignant and funny in equal measure, Morris from America is a delightfully original take on growing up, following your dreams, and finding your voice.
"This understated, generous film quietly sneaks up on you." - New York Magazine.
Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0Fwk7kU-vM
Standard ticketing and food rates apply for this event.
Cinema Center is located at 437 E. Berry St. downtown, Fort Wayne.