Donuts & Documentaries | Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

09/29/19 1:00 pm until 09/29/19 3:00 pm
Categories: Library
Donuts & Documentaries | Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am The world lost an important literary voice when Toni Morrison died in August at age 88. Experience the legendary storyteller's life, works & the powerful themes she confronted throughout her literary career documented by her longtime friend & photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am follows an exploration of race, history, America & the human condition including discussion of Morrison's acclaimed works, role as an editor & her time teaching at Princeton University. Before Toni Morrison, no African American had won the Nobel Prize for literature. Her 1993 honor served as an adjustment to America's literary canon as her books were written from a vital, underrepresented point of view. Morrison is effortlessly graceful, insightful & candid in the documentary, making this intimate, comprehensive portrait of her life & works an exploration of what it means to be a writer whose stories are deeply intertwined with often unrealized national truths. Doughnuts & beverages will be served. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is rated PG-13. Visit more information. Documentary films provide a deeper study of timely, often unnoticed social issues. Their compelling storytelling engages the heart & mind allowing us to walk in another's shoes, oftentimes providing those rebuffed a voice, ultimately building a sense of shared humanity.

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