Translation Rights  |  May 31, 2019

Toni Morrison documentary The Pieces I Am gets US release date

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am will be released in the US on June 21st in selected cinemas. The film, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January, traces Morrison’s life and career from her childhood in Ohio to the present day. 

The film was directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, who has previously directed documentaries including The Black List and The Trans List. Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley and Morrison's longtime editor from Random House, Robert Gottlieb, all feature in the film.

At a Manhattan gala held in Morrison's honor in December 2018, Winfrey said about the pioneer: "It's impossible to actually imagine the American literary landscape without a Toni Morrison. She is our conscience, she is our seer, she is our truth-teller."

The trailer for the film debuted in April. A UK release date is still to be announced, as are dates for other territories.