Morris From America
Feature Film Program
$15 online or at the door
Friday Aug 5, 2016
7:00PMPre-Show Reception Courtesy of Stella Artois
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by TK The Architect
9:00PMFilm Begins
No refunds.

In the event of rain show will go on indoors at the same location.

No outside alcohol.

VENUE
Industry City
Sunset Park
274 36th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11232
D, N, R to 36 St

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This Show Presented in Partnership With
Industry City
Stella Artois
Tribeca Shortlist
Due to circumstances outside of our control, this event at Industry City will be happening at street level in their lovely outdoor courtyard instead of on the roof. We are working to rectify the situation and hope to return to the rooftops soon, but in the meantime we ask for your patience.

American teen Morris fancies himself the next Notorious BIG but lives in the EDM world of Germany


THE FILMS

Morris From America (Chad Hartigan | USA/Germany | 91 min.)
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. 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.

MUSIC

TK The Architect
TK The Architect has spent his life finding a balance. Raised in New York by his Japanese mother and Italian-American father, TK (born Zach Takayuki Zanghi) grew up in a bilingual household. From playing in bands since he was 9 years old to spending time on tour as a guitar tech/stage manager, music has always been a part of TK’s life. It was during his time on the road that he was dubbed TK, an abbreviation of his middle name.

His new album, Blue Season, is a representation of his self-awareness and ability to bridge different worlds. “I genuinely feel that no one could have made this record but me,” says Zanghi, who recorded a majority of the record in his bedroom on Long Island and in his house upstate. “This is the first time I found a way to connect everything I do, as a musician/producer and as an MC.” While he performed most of the instrumentation on the record, his trusted friends/bandmates in the Get Back Kids filled the spaces between.

Both literally and figuratively, Blue Season is a representation of the world surrounding The Architect. Years in the local scene advocating for his community with his collective, CON TEMPLATE, have resulted in a tight-knit network, with integrity as the integral component. The balance of these influences has helped create his genre-blurring approach to Hip-Hop. Through his music, TK provides a glimpse into the world as TK sees it, with his unique lens focused on the human experience we all share despite our differences.

"TK The Architect has a very raw, fresh and genuine sound." - Casablanca Sunset

"Built around a funky soulful backing that could nearly pass for some long forgotten 70s nugget that was recently unearthed and lovingly polished for modern consumption, he contrasts the otherwise uplifting atmosphere with sobering verses about the realities of everyday struggles...reminding us of the need to slow down, take a breath, and gain some much needed perspective" - Hardwired Music

"Blue Season, an organic album that pays as much homage to the live musician as it does to Hip Hop." - Ghettoblaster

"The LP fluidly fuses the cacophonous delivery of TK The Architect’s rap verses with under-toning smooth symphonic soulful grooves and live instrumentation, primarily played by himself. It is also a direct reflection of himself, mirroring his upbringing, music history, and surroundings." - The Hook

"The song thrives on a frenzy of strong harmonies, bouncing multiple vocal textures off one another to accentuate notes of fear, anxiety and ultimate solace." - Hollerbody

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