A documentary, detailing the life of Toni Morrison that made its debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is out in theaters today and it’s one you won’t want to miss.
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am explores the life and career of one of America’s greatest writers. As a friend to Morrison for over 35 years, Greenfield-Sanders offers an intimate look into Morrison, who in 1993 became the first Black woman to win the prestigious Nobel Prize.
The film features conversations with Hilton Als, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley and Sonia Sanchez, as well as Oprah Winfrey, who adapted Morrison’s 1987 novel Beloved into a film the following year.
“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,” the film is described.
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is in theaters today.