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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

September 13 - September 29

With the peerless style and rich perspective on Black America she brought to such acclaimed novels as BelovedThe Bluest Eye, and Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison earned a reputation as one of America’s greatest living writers.

She wrote her books from a vital, underrepresented point of view. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison was one of the few who wrote for an African American audience, and she understood the way language could operate as an oppressive or uplifting force—she refused to let her words be marginalized. After years of fighting to be heard, Morrison was awarded a Nobel Prize for her writing, and her novels are now taught in schools around the world.

Through a trove of archival material, evocative works of contemporary art, and interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, and Morrison herself, we revisit her famed books and learn about the inspiration for her writing. Throughout, Morrison is effortlessly graceful, insightful, and candid, making this intimate, comprehensive portrait of her life and works an exploration of what it means to be a writer whose stories are so deeply intertwined with often-unrealized national truths.

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2019 | 120 min

The film is brought alive by the charisma and brilliance of its subject. -NY Times

To have the towering Morrison willing to face your cameras — head on, in fact — and tell her story as candidly, heartily and humanely as she does here, is a singular gift that keeps on giving throughout the film’s two captivating hours. -Los Angeles Times

 

Friday, Sept 27
Mike Wallace is Here 6:15 –  IU Fine Arts Theater
Blood in the Mobile – 7:30 – IU Global & International Theater
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am – 8:15 IU Fine Arts Theater

Saturday, Sept 28
Mike Wallace is Here 6:15 –  IU Fine Arts Theater
Blood in the Mobile – 7:30 – IU Radio & Television Theater
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am – 8:15 IU Fine Arts Theater –

Sunday, Sept 29 at Bear’s Place
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am – 5:00 – Last Chance!
Blood in the Mobile – 7:30 – Last Chance!

 

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Start:
September 13
End:
September 29