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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Presented by MNFF Selects

Sunday, January 8 at 2 PM 

Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FULL SERIES BELOW…

Sun Jan 8, 2023

2:00 PM

Seven films in the Series:

Series Pass: now $60

Individual Ticket: 

Advance $14; Walk-up $16

Includes $2 fee

Artful and intimate meditation on the legendary, Nobel Prize winning storyteller Toni Morrison

Pieces I Am examines Toni Morrison’s life, her works and the powerful themes she confronted throughout her literary career.  From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to ʼ70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with activist Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room — Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, 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 Morrisons novel Beloved” into a feature film.

Audience discussion following the film will be led by Bill Hart, Professor Emeritus of History, Middlebury College. 

Trailer:

MNFF Selects presents

Larger Than Life Series:

2022-23 MNFF SELECTS MONTHLY MOVIE SCREENINGS THE “LARGER THAN LIFE” SERIES TOWN HALL THEATER, MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT

Purchase the season pass at a reduced price of $75 for the remaining films.

MNFF Selects explores through film the lives of significant people who made a deep impact on our culture:

  • Thursday, October 20 @ 7pm
    Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

  • Thursday, November 10 @ 7pm
    Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

  •  Thursday, December 8 @ 7pm
    Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song

  • Sunday, January 8 @ 2pm
    Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

  • Sunday, February 5 @ 2pm
    Ted K [Ted Kaczynski]

  • Sunday, March 5 @ 2pm
    Golda [Golda Meir]

  •  Thursday, April 13 @ 7pm
    It Ain’t Over [Yogi Berra]

Get your passes today at the link above!

Town Hall Theater

68 South Pleasant Street

Middlebury, VT 05753

The Box Office is also open one hour prior to performances.

MNFF Select Series Presents Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

  • Sun Jan 8, 2023 – 2:00 PM

Series Pass: $60

Single Tickets:

Advance  $14
Walk-Up $16

Includes $2 Fee

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