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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Directed by
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Join us in celebrating Toni Morrison’s life with this acclaimed documentary look at the literary legend and cultural icon.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University.

“Stands tall as a valuable record of the life and times and work of an American treasure.” – Chicago Sun-Times

“Morrison’s legacy is more than just the titles on a reading list, and this documentary will likely help many viewers see just how monumental her accomplishments remain.” – RogerEbert.com

USA
2019
120
minutes
• Rated
PG-13

Starring
Toni Morrison, Hilton Als, Oprah Winfrey