Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Marquee Presentation: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders)

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Country: USA
Language: English

Running Time: 119min
Film Year: 2019
Category: Documentary Achievement Award, Marquee Series

Miami native Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is a renowned portrait photographer who’s extended his work into several documentary films, including the trilogy The Black List that interviewed prominent African-Americans across many fields. Now he turns his camera on Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison as she applies her enormous storytelling skills to recounting her own life.

She traces her path from Ohio to Howard University and to publishing world of Manhattan. As a single mother, she raised two sons, maintained a job as a book editor and secretly wrote her own novels on the side. Starting with “The Bluest Eye” and through books like “Song of Solomon” and “Beloved,” she made an enormous contribution to literature.

Premiering recently at the Sundance Film Festival, the film was hailed by Variety’s critic: “it locates the heart of the author’s inspirations and attitudes, as well as her guiding ethos to capture grand national truths while focusing on the complex interior particulars of individual experience, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, at its best, serves the soul of its subject.”


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Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Producer: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Johanna Giebelhaus, Chad Thompson, Tommy Walker
Executive Producer: Michael Kantor
Production Company: Perfect Day Films

Music: Kathryn Bostic
Cinematographer: Graham Willoughby
Editor: Johanna Giebelhaus

Cast: Toni Morrison, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, Oprah Winfrey, Hilton Als, Walter Mosley, Sonia Sanchez, Robert Gottlieb, Farah Griffin, Russell Banks, David Carrasco, Paula Giddings, Richard Danielpour, Peter Sellars

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is an American filmmaker and photographer based in New York City. Early on, he became known for his portrait photography, but in recent years, he has also turned to film projects such as The Black List (2008-2010), The Latino List (2011-2012), and The Out List (2013). His latest film, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019), premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.