Catch the Charming Coming-of-Age Film Exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA®

AT&T* is giving DIRECTV customers an exclusive look at “Morris From America.” Chad Hartigan (“This Is Martin Bonner”) wrote and directed the film. Craig Robinson (“The Office”) stars in his first dramatic role, and Markees Christmas delivers a breakout performance.

“Morris from America” received 2 prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.  Screenwriter Chad Hartigan took home the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for original script, and Craig Robinson received the Special Jury Award for his performance.  

Watch it today on DIRECTV CINEMA, before it hits theaters August 19.

The plot

This heartwarming and crowd-pleasing coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin ”centers on 13-year old Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas). He 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.

Tune in

“‘Morris from America’ is charming and refreshing from start to finish. Craig Robinson delivers an exceptional performance and newcomer Markees Christmas is phenomenal in his first ever feature film” said Hanny Patel, vice president, Video Marketing, AT&T. “Our customers can tune in to Chad Hartigan’s third feature film before its theatrical debut.” 

“Morris from America” will be available for 72-hour rental. View it in:

  • 1080p HD (Blu-ray format) for $10.99
  • Standard-definition (SD) for $9.99.

DIRECTV CINEMA is a premium pay-per-view service that brings exclusive access to select new releases before they hit theaters. Plus, get access to over 16,000 shows and movies with DIRECTV On Demand.

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