Reel Voices: "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am"
Monday, Oct. 21, 6:30-9:00pm
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019; US; PG-13; 2h)Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
This film offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Sybil Cooksey, NYU Professor
Sybil Newton Cooksey is a scholar of afro-diasporic cultural history whose interests include comparative literature, music and sound studies, and performance philosophy. She has taught courses on obscure autobiography, jazz icons, black existentialism, travel and translation, and Harlem noir. Professor Cooksey is currently working on a book manuscript entitled "The Objective I: Black Autobiography and Inauthenticity in Post-Negrophilia Paris."
$5 per person
Information, Roberta: RPanjwani@ridgewoodlibrary.org