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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019)

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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Toni Morrison ... Herself
Hilton Als Hilton Als ... Himself
Oprah Winfrey ... Herself
Russell Banks ... Himself
Angela Davis ... Herself
Robert Gottlieb Robert Gottlieb ... Himself
Walter Mosley ... Himself
Fran Lebowitz ... Herself
Peter Sellars ... Himself
Farah Griffin Farah Griffin ... Herself
Paula Giddings Paula Giddings ... Herself
David Carrasco David Carrasco ... Himself
Sonia Sanchez Sonia Sanchez ... Herself
Richard Danielpour Richard Danielpour ... Himself
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Muhammad Ali ... Himself (archive footage)
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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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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images/thematic material. | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,050, 23 June 2019

Gross USA:

$889,039

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$889,039
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Perfect Day Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Toni Morrison passed away on August 5, 2019, a month and a half after this film was released. See more »

Connections

References Imitation of Life (1934) See more »

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This Train Is Bound For Glory
Performed by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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awesome!
12 August 2019 | by ampofSee all my reviews

I went to see this just yesterday, a week after Toni Morrison passed away. I was moved to tears. What a wonderful tribute and how fortunate we are that this film was done before her death. It's a really well done look at her life and work. I found the interviews with other people quite moving and informative and the chance to hear her talk about her work was truly awesome. I can only imagine what a great professor she must have been. I already was planning to reread some or all of her work. This film definitely cemented that decision. If you have any interest at all in American Literature this film is a must see.


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