Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank



Year: 2011
Country: USA
Run Time: 90 minutes


MORGAN is a love story about rediscovering what's really important in life. Morgan Oliver has recently become a paraplegic following a horrific bicycle racing accident. Formerly an accomplished athlete, his frustration at his newly imposed immobility leads him to sit around, drink beer, and mope. His supportive mother and best girlfriend Lane are irritated by his fits of anger and self-pity. One day when he's wheeling past a basketball court, he meets Dean—a James Dean look-a-like from Brooklyn—shooting hoops. Taken with Dean's good looks and gentle demeanor, Morgan becomes determined to get his life back on track despite his disability. The two become lovers, and Dean supports Morgan when he starts training for a wheelchair race on the same course where he had his accident. But when Morgan disregards his loved ones' fears and risks his life to win, Dean can no longer help him. MORGAN is a powerful story about risk-taking, selflessness, and love. –B.B.


CIFF36 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 23, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM

10% Cinema

Michael Akers

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Mathieu Vadepied

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
Michael Akers was born and raised in Ephrata, PA, a small town in Lancaster County. He moved from Indiana University of Pennsylvania to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry, starting out on jobs as a set dresser, production assistant, and assistant director. He has worked in TV production and directed videos, including a video series on homeless GLBT youth.

Select Filmography
"Gone, But Not Forgotten" (2003), "Matrimonium" (2005), "Phoenix" (2006), MORGAN (2011)

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