Film - Documentary | January 19 | 1:30 p.m. | 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 Prizewinning 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 Morrisons death in August 2019.
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