Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (PG-13) ★★★★

By July 3, 2019 Backstage Pass

Magnolia Pictures

Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ beautiful film gives us an in-depth look at the charismatic and articulate Toni Morrison herself. The best thing about the film is seeing and hearing Toni on-camera!

It’s an artful documentary about the legendary and multi-talented storyteller. We see an intimate meditation on her life, her work, and the themes that have been such an essential part of her contribution to the literary world. All while dealing with issues of race and sexism, the film also captures her joyful essence and lyrical way with words.

Oprah tells a great story about the lengths she went to find Morrison’s home phone number after reading “Beloved.”