FILM: TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM – Out now on demand

The film, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I am – is now available on demand from. A recommended watch during the Coronavirus enforced lockdowns.

The film, offers an artful and intimate insight into the life and works of the legendary storyteller and and Nobel prize-winner, who died in August this year.

According to The Wall Street Journal: “[The Film] reminds us how long she had to wait for the recognition she so richly deserved, and what a distinctive, generous, funny, astute, self-doubting, unstoppable and formidable figure she was along the way.’

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. 

In addition to Ms. Morrison, the film features interviews with Hilton Als, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley, Sonia Sanchez and Oprah Winfrey, who turned Morrison’s novel Beloved into a feature film.

Using Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ elegant portrait-style interviews, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am includes original music by Kathryn Bostic, a specially created opening sequence by artist Mickalene Thomas, and evocative works by other contemporary African-American artists including Kara Walker, Rashid Johnson and Kerry James Marshall. 

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The UK & Ireland On-demand Release Date is 30th March and will be available on the following platforms: Sky Store, Virgin Media, Apple TV, Amazon, Prime Video Youtube and Google Play

For further information please contact:
Chris Lawrance 
chris@chrislawrance.com
Tel: 07967 647726

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