Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
About the Film:
Typically with virtual movies, the proceeds are split between the distributor and The Little. We will be donating our portion of the proceeds on tthis film to Yoga 4 A Good Hood.
This documentary debuted at the 2019 One Take Film Festival.
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 Muhammed Ali, 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 collection of literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her acclaimed works, her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature, and her time teaching at Princeton.
With this rich compilation of interviews and artwork, along with troves of archival and historical material, The Pieces I Am crafts a wondrous portrait of Morrison that is both intimate and reverent. As in her writing, Morrison leaves audiences feeling recognized, seen, and acknowledged.
Screening will be followed by a panel discussion with WOC Art Collaborative members: Tamara Leigh, Tianna Mañón, and Delores Jackson Radney.
COMMUNITY PARTNER: WOC ART COLLABORATIVE