Special Tribute: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Sep 19, 2019 6:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:119 min
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Timothy Greenfield-Sanders


Special Tribute Screening—one night only!

On August 6, 2019, we lost Toni Morrison, the history-making Nobel Prize-winning author whose beloved, best-selling work made space for stories about the African American experience. Released shortly before her death, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am explores the life and worlds of the incomparable storyteller who spent her career penning rich, ambitious novels about race, history, and the human condition—and helped elevate the voices of other marginalized writers along the way. Through a treasure trove of archival material and interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, and the trailblazer herself, this fittingly profound doc explores everything from Toni’s famed books—including The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon—and the inspiration behind her imaginative power and visionary force.

Featuring a special introduction by Amanda Parris, TV and radio host for the CBC Arts and Marvin's Room

Promotional Partners: Canadian Journalists of Colour and A Different Booklist 

 This screening will be open captioned, with the introduction captioned in real time (CART)

Additional Information

Official Selection—Sundance Film Festival 2019

"Explores the literary icon on her own terms, to sublime effect" - The Globe and Mail

"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" - The Wall Street Journal