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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am



Sunday, Aug 25, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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West Mall 7 Theatres
2101 W 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105 United States
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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am – (dir. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders)
West Mall 7 – Doors Open 6:00pm – Film Begins 6:30pm
TRT: 119 min
Rating: PG13 (thematic material, disturbing scenes)
Genre: Documentary, Literary
This film included in Fast Pass admission.

Film Summary: 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.

What the critics are saying:

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve have read all – or any – of Morrison books. Either way, you may leave the theater wanting to pick one up on the way home.

Washington Post

It reminds us how long she had to wait for the recognition she so richly deserved, and what a distinctive, generous, funny, astute, self-doubting, unstoppable and formidable figure she was along the way.

– Wall Street Journal

[W]hen it’s over, you feel like a beloved friend has left the room.

– Seattle 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

This is about time well spent on a life well lived. A series of pieces adding up to much more than the whole.

– San Francisco Chronicle