Toni Morrison – The Pieces I Am
Fri July 12 | 5:15pm
Sun July 14 | 5:15pm
Mon July 15 | 7:45pm
Tues July 16 | 7:45pm
Wed July 17 | 5:15pm
“My grandfather bragged all the time that he had read the bible, and it was illegal in his life to read. Ultimately, I knew, that words have power.”
Honouring the life and legacy of one of America’s most brilliant novelist. Reliving her experiences like she’s reading her diary, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is the portrait of a woman whose work was once deemed “too narrow” for mainstream audiences, only to win a Pulitzer Prize for her book Beloved in 1993.
The film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival.
19+ Event – $2 Membership required
Runtime: 119 mins
Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders us a documentary filmmaker and portrait photographer. His film Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart won a Grammy Award in 1999.
“A writing primer that spans the history of one of the most important American writers, “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” is required viewing for aspiring novelists and those curious about the writing method.” (link to quote https://dailyfilmfix.com/?p=7543)
“ Possessing insight, warmth, humor, humanity and radiant confidence, she’s a spellbinding presence, whether she’s describing her grandfather’s multiple readings of the Bible as a “revolutionary act” (literacy was illegal for African-Americans in his day), or detailing how she solved a plot problem in “Beloved,” or revealing what makes a great carrot cake.”