FILM: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Second Showing)
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 7:00 PM
An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to 1970s-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. Inspired to write because no one took a "little black girl" seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. 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. Featuring interviews with Hilton Als, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley, Sonia Sanchez and Oprah Winfrey, who turned Morrison's novel "Beloved" into a feature film.
Running time: 2 hours
To see this film from home, it is available via YouTube, Amazon Prime or Google Play. A fee for viewing may apply.
This film screening takes place at the Magic Lantern Cinemas, Ketchum at 7pm.
Part of SVMoA’s BIG IDEA project
Deeds Not Words: Women Working for Change.
Magic Lantern Cinemas
$10 member / $12 nonmember