VIRTUAL CINEMA: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Friday June 12, 2020 - Tuesday July 7, 2020
$6.99 purchase to own

Instead of the standard 72-hour rental, this film is being offered for purchase at $6.99. Once purchased, the files never expire.

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 ʼ70s-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

Rating: PG-13 (for some disturbing images/thematic material)
Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Starring: Toni Morrison, Hilton Als, Oprah Winfrey
Release Date: Jun 21, 2019
Runtime: 119 minutes
Format: Digital