• In this Jan. 22, 2016 file photo, actors Craig Robinson, left, and Markees Christmas pose for a portrait to promote their film, "Morris From America", during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film is a coming-of-age dramedy about an American teen and his single father who relocate to a small town in Germany. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

    Newcomer comes of age in indie darling ‘Morris From America’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Newcomer Markees Christmas had a lot of firsts making “Morris from America ,” a coming-of-age tale about a single father and his 13-year-old hip-hop-loving son who both move to Heidelberg, Germany. Not only was it his first film, his first time in Germany and his first trip on a plane, it was also the first time he had even considered acting professionally.