We have a star-studded red carpet planned for Saturday night, April 9th. Don't forget to get your tickets for JEAN OF THE JONESES and Closing Night Presentation, MORRIS FROM AMERICA now!
Writer/director Stella Meghie (winner of the 2011 ATLFF Screenplay Competition) and stars Sherri Shepherd, Erica Ash and Taylour Paige will walk the red carpet after the 5:15 PM screening of JEAN OF THE JONESES. Writer/director Chad Hartigan will walk the red carpet prior to Closing Night presentation MORRIS FROM AMERICA at 7:30 PM. Hartigan also stars in HUNKY DORY, which screens on Sunday, April 10th. Get your tickets to see these stars now!
JEAN OF THE JONESES
directed by Stella Meghie
Canada/USA, 2016, English, 82 minutes
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 5:15 PM — Plaza Theatre, Main
Writer-director Stella Meghie's feature revolves around the troubled Jones family, one of whom dies at the start of the movie. When the paramedic who answers their 911 call falls for rambunctious Jean, the courtship goes south during a calamitous Jones funeral. This screenplay won the 2011 ATLFF Screenplay Competition.
MORRIS FROM AMERICA
directed by Chad Hartigan
USA/Germany, 2016, English/German, 91 minutes
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7:30 PM — Plaza Theatre, Main
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.
After Party: Every ticket purchased comes with admission to our opening night party, located at Music Room. Live entertainment, superb libations, and catering will be provided.