Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Toni Morrison, American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher and professor emeritus at Princeton University

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. [Magnolia Pictures]

Starring: Toni Morrison, Hilton Als, Oprah Winfrey
Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Genre: Documentary

Wednesday, Aug, 07 – Thursday, Aug, 15
Moxie Cinema
305 S. Campbell, Suite 101
Springfield, MO 65806

(417) 429-0800
www.moxiecinema.com