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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019)

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This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Toni Morrison ... Herself
Hilton Als Hilton Als ... Himself
Oprah Winfrey ... Herself
Russell Banks ... Himself
Angela Davis ... Herself
Robert Gottlieb Robert Gottlieb ... Himself
Walter Mosley ... Himself
Fran Lebowitz ... Herself
Peter Sellars ... Himself
Farah Griffin Farah Griffin ... Herself
Paula Giddings Paula Giddings ... Herself
David Carrasco David Carrasco ... Himself
Sonia Sanchez Sonia Sanchez ... Herself
Richard Danielpour Richard Danielpour ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Muhammad Ali ... Himself (archive footage)
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This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career.

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images/thematic material. | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,050, 23 June 2019

Gross USA:

$879,306

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$879,306
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Company Credits

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Perfect Day Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Toni Morrison passed away on August 5, 2019, a month and a half after this film was released. See more »

Connections

References Imitation of Life (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

This Train Is Bound For Glory
Performed by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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Fabulous!
5 July 2019 | by guyadiangoldSee all my reviews

I loved this documentary! It left me feeling inspired and empowered. I have read a few of Ms. Morrison's books. They were complicated, yet I could not put them down. Her books are an insight to the inner workings of her mind: complicated, intense and most of all brilliant!

I was grateful for the opportunity to be given a personal look to the insight of this brilliant, and thoughtful scholar. It makes we want to go out and buy all of her books and reexamine them through a deeper lens.


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