Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Documentary | PG | 120 min.


Uptown Theatre 1 Mon, Oct 21, 2019 4:00 PM
Uptown Theater 5 Sun, Oct 27, 2019 3:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Rating:PG for some disturbing images/thematic material
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Cast:Toni Morrison
Oprah Winfrey
Angela Davis
Russell Banks
Fran Lebowitz
Produced By:Johanna Giebelhaus
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Chad Thompson
Tommy Walker
Music By:Kathryn Bostic


Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prizewinner. 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. 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.