Oct. 4, 2019

2019 PROXY Fall Film Fest: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

The 2019 PROXY Fall Film Fest of outdoor cinema begins Friday, October 4th at the PROXY Walk-In Theater with:

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019 [PG-13]

As with Morrison’s books, The Pieces I Am invites multiple, maybe even piecemeal, encores, because few writers wield the capacity to leave their readers with an evolving parting message with each subsequent reread.

– Melissa Vincent, Globe and Mail


This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines Toni Morrison’s life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career.

Writers don’t live only in their books, and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s film, produced under the auspices of PBS’s venerable “American Masters” series (and opening in Manhattan at Film Forum and Film at Lincoln Center on Friday) offers a look at Morrison that can complement an acquaintance with her work and inspire new reading. It’s less a biography than an extended essay, which is entirely a good thing. If you want a thorough documentation of everything Morrison has done and everyone she knows, there’s always Wikipedia. But if you’d prefer an argument for her importance and a sense of her presence, then you won’t be disappointed.

Presented by HERE FOR NOW, the FREE, Friday evening film screenings begin at dusk with ‘doors’ opening at 6:00 pm. Film begins at sundown around 7:30pm.

Come early to claim a good spot, enjoy an ice-cold beer from Fort Point Beer Company (all proceeds support outdoor cinema at PROXY!) and wood-fired pizza from Del Popolo.

Check out our tips for enjoying movies outside at PROXY.