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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am :: Film Screening

October 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm





Black Light Cinema at The Ruth



presents a free screening of:



Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am 







Doors: 6:30PM



Screening: 7:00PM







Directed by: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders









An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to ʼ70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room — Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University. Featuring interviews with Hilton Als, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley, Sonia Sanchez and Oprah Winfrey, who turned Morrison’s novel “Beloved” into a feature film.







Watch the trailer here


















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This free event is made possible by the San Francisco Arts Commission and Grants for the Arts


Details

Date:
October 17, 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/toni-morrison-the-pieces-i-am-film-screening-tickets-74019844347

Venue

Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre
4705 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
Website:
www.bvoh.org