March 18 – 29
At Tower City
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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.
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
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.
"Gone, But Not Forgotten" (2003), "Matrimonium" (2005), "Phoenix" (2006), MORGAN (2011)
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