August 16th, 2019 - 6:00 pm
TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM Opening at the Cinema Art Theater
Starting on August 16, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will again present “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.” This artful and intimate documentary is a meditation on the late legendary storyteller Toni Morrison as she examined her life, her works, and the powerful themes confronted throughout her literary career.
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 led 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. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison reflected on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature, and her time teaching at Princeton University. [US, 2019, 119 minutes, Rating: R].
Gary Goldstein of “Los Angeles Times” takes special note, “Moving and profound. Look for this to be front and center come Oscar® time.” Monica Castillo of “RogerEbert.com” says “Morrison's legacy is more than just the titles on a reading list, and this documentary will likely help many viewers see just how monumental her accomplishments remain.”
Screening times are 6 pm on Friday (August 16), 3 pm on Sunday (August 18), 6 pm on Wednesday (August 21), 6 pm on Thursday (August 22). Admission is $8 for members and $11 for future members. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.
The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education, cultural enrichment, and opportunities for engagement for our diverse communities and audiences. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (October 31 – November 10, 2019). Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. The Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.