Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

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96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score96%
  • Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am honors its acclaimed subject with a comprehensive, illuminating, and fittingly profound overview of her life and work.
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    Jennie KermodeEye for Film
    It's a film that will inspire people to read more of her work but, perhaps more importantly, it's a film that will inspire people to write.
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    Alison GillmorWinnipeg Free Press
    Complicated, difficult, necessary reckoning is at the core of her work.
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    Charles SolomonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I think the film falters because it's too long and they don't seem to trust their subject... Toni Morrison is so eloquent -- just let her talk and she takes us where we need to go.
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    Ken EisnerGeorgia Straight
    This rousing documentary celebrates the acts of writing and reading, and of language itself as an immortal expression of innate humanness.
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    Adam LubitowAdvocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
    Toni Morrison was a treasure, and "The Pieces I Am" paints a luminous portrait of this cherished writer.
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    Josh TerryDeseret News (Salt Lake City)
    Though the content and presentation is a bit routine, its subject alone makes watching "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am" an insightful experience.
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    Bry'onna MentionBust Magazine
    Fans of Morrison's work will fall even more in love with her here, where her warm demeanor is on full display.
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    Michael J. CaseyBoulder Weekly
    "And she was loved!"
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    Thelma AdamsAARP Movies for Grownups
    She's very guarded, but a friend, director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, got her to open up in a fascinating way.
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    Sean P. MeansThe Movie Cricket
    The focus here, fittingly, is on Morrison's work and its place in the literary firmament.
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