Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Wed, Sep 4, 2019 7:30 PM



Sponsored by Stu & Ginger Polisner

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Wednesday, September 4 at 7:30 PM
$11 Members | $16 Public
With post-film discussion led by Carol A. Gordon, historian, Founder/Curator of Unspoken History Treasures. 
An artful and uplifting documentary on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner, Toni Morrison.
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-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. 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.(USA, 2019, 120 Mins, PG-13, English | Dir. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders)

Carol A. Gordon, historian, Founder/Curator of Unspoken History Treasures, teaches history using actual museum quality artifacts.  She also has and does tours and give presentations to the community, giving a voice to the artifacts from our Ancestors by telling of the rich history and how they shaped America.

Unspoken History Treasures is a collection of America's Black Heritage through Documents, Artifacts, and Collectibles from 1600 to the present. Unspoken History Treasures has been featured on Verizon FIOS series " Heroes on Long Island" in which this program received an award from NYS Association of Black Journalist for education, On News 12 series "Black History Month" and Diversity Long Island", and was also featured in many newspapers articles throughout Long Island.

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