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The Black Lens: TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM

DIRECTED BY: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

STARRING: Toni Morrison, Hilton Als, Oprah Winfrey

 

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Pre-film Reception at 6:30 p.m.

Please join us for a post-film Q&A with director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders,
moderated by film series curator Harriette Cole.


ABOUT THE FILM:

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. 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. 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.


ABOUT TIMOTHY GREENFIELD-SANDERS:

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Timothy Greenfield-Sanders has produced and directed 13 documentary films including LOU REED: ROCK AND ROLL HEART (PBS), THE BLACK LIST (HBO), THE LATINO LIST (HBO), THE OUT LIST (HBO), ABOUT FACE: SUPERMODELS THEN AND NOW (HBO), THE BOOMER LIST (PBS), THE WOMEN’S LIST (PBS) and THE TRANS LIST (HBO). He was awarded a Grammy for LOU REED: ROCK AND ROLL HEART and an NAACP Image Award for THE BLACK LIST. He has also achieved critical acclaim photographing world leaders and major cultural figures, including presidents, writers, artists, actors and musicians. His photographs are in many permanent museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Brooklyn Museum. Greenfield-Sanders received his B.A. from Columbia University and his M.F.A. from The American Film Institute.


ABOUT SERIES CURATOR HARRIETTE COLE:

Harriette Cole Harriette Cole is the founder of DREAMLEAPERS, a multi-pronged educational platform designed to help people access and activate their dreams. She hosts a weekly radio show on WBAI, entitled DREAMLEAPERS® with Harriette Cole on which she interviews individuals who have successfully manifested their dreams about their journey. Cole is a life stylist, nationally syndicated advice columnist, best-selling author, media trainer and executive presence coach. Clients include BET Networks, Universal Records, Warner Music, Sony Music, ZenithOptimedia, Moxie, Digitas, Cornell University, Thurgood Marshall Academy, National Urban League, and more. She also is the author of seven books about how to live an honorable life, including Jumping the Broom: The African American Wedding Planner.

 

LANGUAGE: English

RATING: PG-13

RUNNING TIME: 120 minutes

 

QUOTES:

“It doesn't matter whether you've have read all - or any - of Morrison books. Either way, you may leave the theater wanting to pick one up on the way home.”
– The Washington Post

“It's like attending office hours for the professor you love and fear.”
– The Boston Globe

“As with Morrison's books, THE PIECES I AM invites multiple, maybe even piecemeal, encores, because few writers wield the capacity to leave their readers with an evolving parting message with each subsequent reread.”
– The Globe and Mail

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Members - $9
Students/Seniors (Mon - Thu) - $11

 

 

 

 
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