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Roxie Theater: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
August 23, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
One event on August 24, 2019 at 2:30 pm
One event on August 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm
One event on August 29, 2019 at 6:45 pm
Celebrate the life and work of Toni Morrison in this artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller. This documentary examines her life, her works, and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career.
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.
Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. 120 mins., DCP.