The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
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.
Friday, March 23, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
"Gone, But Not Forgotten" (2003), "Matrimonium" (2005), "Phoenix" (2006), MORGAN (2011)
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François Cluzet, Omar Sy