ST. JOHN’S MOVIE CLUB
Date(s) - 08/16/2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St. John’s Movie Club is meeting at the Esquire Theatre on Friday, August 16. This month’s selection is “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”. The documentary featuring Angela Davis, Oprah Winfrey, Russell Banks, and of course, Toni Morrison is an artful and intimate meditation on the not only the life of the legendary storyteller as she examines it, but also, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition.
The critics consensus: “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” honors its acclaimed subject with a comprehensive, illuminating, and fittingly profound overview of her life and work. When it’s over, you feel like a beloved friend has left the room.
We’ll meet in the lobby at 7:00 pm and at Graeter’s or the church afterwards. Come when you please (doors close 10 minutes after the start) and/or meet us after. No RSVP necessary.
Rotten Tomatoes: 97% Metacritic Score: 80%,
Summary: 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 work. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison reflects 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 novels, including “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.
Last minute inquiries can be directed to Lyn at 513-403-3833 or Pat at 862-703-0289 by text or phone.