About the Film
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.
Please note that this is a film purchase, not a short term rental. Once purchased, the film files will remain in your film library so that it can be viewed multiple times. Magnolia Pictures is also offering a virtual cinema bundle package. Films included are “I Am Not Your Negro,” “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” and “Whose Streets?” For more information on the bundle package Click Here.
Park City Film will be donating our portion of ticket sales for this film and the three film package to the Equal Justice Initiative.