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Year: 2019
Original Title: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Length: 120 minutes
Genre: Documentary
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: June 03 2020

United States: June 21 2019


Ranking: 3,984 out of 15,990 movies (up 1210)


8.0 by 5 media


An ingenious and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary narrator and Nobel Prize winner. The film reviews all aspects of Toni Morrison's life, from her childhood in the steel city of Lorain, Ohio, to the tours with Muhammad Ali, Angela Davis or even building her own writing room facing the river. Toni Morrison is the leader of a large group of critics and colleagues who are dedicated to the exploration of the black race in America, its history and how its human condition is seen through the prism of its own literature. Since childhood, she wanted to be a writer, because nobody takes a "black girl" who wrote seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Interwoven with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes debates about his many critically acclaimed works, including the novels "The Blue Eye", "Sula" and "Song of Solomon". The film highlights her role as editor of iconic African American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University. With interviews with Hilton Als, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley, Sonia Sanchez and Oprah Winfrey, who turned Morrison's "Beloved" novel into a movie, it's the life of someone worth remembering. Hide full plot... Show full plot