The Pieces I Am

October 16, 2019

By Uptown Progressive Action

Our next meeting will be on Monday, October 21 at 7:30 PM, as usual in the Holyrood Church, W 179 St near Fort Washington Ave.
We will be planning coming events, especially our showing of the magnificent documentary film “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”. We will be showing this film on November 3, 5 PM, so hold the date.
The flyer for the film is attached. Spread the word.
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“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.”

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