24 hour access starting 1 p.m. EDT, Sunday, June 21
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) dir. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Courtesy of Knight Foundation, Magnolia Pictures and O Cinema, register for free to watch the documentaries I Am Not Your Negro (June 7), Whose Streets? (June 14) and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (June 21). Register at the link above to receive a secure link and password to view the film.
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. 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.
AANM is pleased to present these screenings to our community alongside metro Detroit film partners including Cinema Detroit, Detroit Black Film Festival, Freep Film Festival, Senate Theatre and The Film Lab.
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