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Opening Night Premiere Event - Morris from America
Harkins Scottsdale 101
Phoenix, AZ
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Opening Night Premiere Event - Morris from America
Opening Night Premiere Event

Cocktail Event in the Party Pavilion
Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at 6:00pm

The 2016 Phoenix Film Festival starts off with a bang with our Opening Night Premiere Event in the Party Pavilion with Phoenixs best restaurants cooking up a wide variety of different foods that will satisfy any movie-goers appetite. During the event, you will have the opportunity to bid on some of the festivals most prestigious items at our Silent Auction and Raffle all while enjoying your food and spirits. Plus entertainment provided by Micah Beverly.
Sponsors participating include: Bourbon Jacks, Braut Haus, California Pizza Kitchen, , Carlos OBriens, Flemings, Burger Bar, Maggianos Little Italy, Mexican Moonshine Tequila, Nothing Bundt Cakes, The Capital Grille, The Dhaba, and The Melting Pot.

Then at 7:30pm we kick off the Opening Night Film with the screening of...

Morris from America

Directed by: Chad Hartigan
Run Time: 95 Minutes

Cast: Markees Christmas and Craig Robinson


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-watera 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 up-and-coming filmmaker Chad Hartigan (This is Martin Bonner), Morris from America won two prizes at this years Sundance Film Festival, the Waldo Salt Screening Award and a Special Jury Award for Robinson, who has been receiving tremendous praise for his touching and nuanced performance in his first serious 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.


Harkins Scottsdale 101
7000 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85054
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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