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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am – 4:00pm

October 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Directed by: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
With: Toni Morrison, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Russell Banks and Fran Lebowitz
Documentary | PG for some disturbing images/thematic material and language | 120 min. | USA


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Monday, October 21 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 27 – 3:30 pm


“This rousing documentary celebrates the acts of writing and reading, and of language itself as an immortal expression of innate humanness.” – Ken Eisner, Georgia Straight

“Toni Morrison was a treasure, and “The Pieces I Am” paints a luminous portrait of this cherished writer.” – Adam Lubitow, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)


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.



WON – Audience Award-U.S. Documentary, Cinetopia Film Festival, 2019
WON – Local Heroes Competition, Cleveland International Film Festival, 2019
WON – Audience Award-Best Documentary Feature, Wisconsin Film Festival, 2019
NOMINATED – Best Documentary, Miami Film Festival, 2019



October 21, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Barrie Film Festival


Uptown Theatre
55 Dunlop St. W.
Barrie, Ontario L4N 1A3 Canada
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