Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

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  • 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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    John DoyleGlobe and Mail
    The program is a must-see for any student of literature and anyone curious about her work, and the world from which she emerged.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    This documentary is a potent commercial for the books themselves.
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    David JenkinsLittle White Lies
    Makes you want to read the books, so full success on that front.
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    Bessie YuillIndependent (UK)
    For all the intellectual content, the most rewarding part of this documentary is the presence of Morrison herself - her infectious laugh, her famous carrot cake, her joyful love of parties.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    Coming less than a year after her death, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' film can't help being an elegy - but a celebration, too, of a woman acutely of her times and always a step ahead of them.
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    Ben SachsChicago Reader
    The tone is generally celebratory and, given Morrison's extraordinary impact on American letters, deservedly so.
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    Joseph WalshThe Arts Desk
    A documentary that brims with love and admiration for Morrison's work and life.
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    Roe McDermottHot Press
    Overall, The Pieces I Am is a celebratory, empowering and vivacious documentary, allowing audiences to bask in the company of the woman behind the legacy.
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    Aine O'ConnorSunday Independent (Ireland)
    The film is a bit too long but if you have read the books it will make you want to reread them, and if you haven't you will want to.
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    Paul WhitingtonIrish Independent
    [Morrison's] novels managed to catch the African-American experience better perhaps than anyone has before or since, and to listen to her talk about her craft here is a joy.
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