Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Film - Documentary | December 6 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Words have power,” says Toni Morrison, and she would know. With a warm gleam in her eye, Morrison recalls her life growing up and how she became an author, editor, and champion of new African American literary voices. Featuring archival footage and interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Robert Gottlieb, Hilton Als, and many more, The Pieces I Am places the affable and insightful Pulitzer- and Nobel Peace Prize–winning author front and center, to tell her own story in her own words. “An eloquent nonfiction biopic that travels creatively through the past” (Nick Schager, Variety), the film is especially affecting now, after Morrison’s death in August 2019.

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