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Toni Morrison: "The Pieces I Am" Documentary

Toni Morrison’s endless accolades - the Nobel Prize in Literature, Pulitzer Prize, American Book Award, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and Presidential Medal of Freedom - are evidence of her seismic influence on literature and American culture. However, Morrison’s climb to preeminence was not an easy one, and recognition from the literary establishment was slow to arrive. Her life began on the racially integrated streets of Lorain, Ohio in a home with parents who strongly encouraged her interest in reading and education. TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM offers an intimate portrait of an American icon whose early life was shaped here in Northeast Ohio.

This film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, followed by the Cleveland International Film Festival. We are honored to present this film in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Lorain County, the Lorain Public Library System, the Lorain Palace Theater, Magnolia Pictures, and Perfect Day Films.

Johanna Giebelhaus, Producer and Editor, did extensive research at the Lorain Historical Society and the Lorain Public Library System. Please join us for this documentary that features Lorain.

Presale Tickets:

$10 per person, general admission

Earlier Event: June 30
Lorain International Festival
Later Event: July 4
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