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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

United States, 2019


This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career.

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Critics reviews

Within minutes of Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s new documentary “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” it’s obvious that the distinguished author is a born storyteller. Her words are precious, perfectly placed in her melodic speech.
June 21, 2019
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The time spent watching, say, “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” might be more profitably spent reading “Sula,” "Beloved" or "The Source of Self-Regard," Morrison’s recent collection of essays on history, imagination and African-American life. That isn’t to dismiss this generous and intelligent documentary in any way, just to note that it puts itself at a certain disadvantage. Modesty, though, is among its virtues.
June 19, 2019
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