• Documentary
  • Rated: G,PG,PG-13
  • Director: Timothy Greenfield Sanders
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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 work. 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 novels, including “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. In addition to Ms. Morrison, the documentary features interviews with Angela Davis, Hilton Als, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley, Sonia Sanchez, Farah Griffin, and Oprah Winfrey, who turned Morrison’s novel “Beloved” into a feature film.
  • Documentary
  • Rated: G,PG,PG-13
  • Director: Timothy Greenfield Sanders

  • Toni Morrison
    Oprah Winfrey
    Russell Banks
    Walter Mosley
    Fran Lebowitz
    Peter Sellars
    Farah Griffin
    Hilton Als
    Angela Davis
    Robert Gottlieb
    Paula Giddings
    David Carrasco
    Richard Danielpour
    Bill Moyers
    Charlie Rose

Watch Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
  • (2019)

  • Documentary
  • Rated: G,PG,PG-13
  • Director: Timothy Greenfield Sanders
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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 work. 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 novels, including “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. In addition to Ms. Morrison, the documentary features interviews with Angela Davis, Hilton Als, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley, Sonia Sanchez, Farah Griffin, and Oprah Winfrey, who turned Morrison’s novel “Beloved” into a feature film.

Starring
  • Toni Morrison
    Oprah Winfrey
    Russell Banks
    Walter Mosley
    Fran Lebowitz
    Peter Sellars
    Farah Griffin
    Hilton Als
    Angela Davis
    Robert Gottlieb
    Paula Giddings
    David Carrasco
    Richard Danielpour
    Bill Moyers
    Charlie Rose