First Friday Films @ Robeson House & Museum: The Pieces I Am, Toni Morrison

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Paul Robeson House

4951 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19139

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1st Friday Films at the Robeson House + Museum invites community members to share a film centered within the legacy of Paul + Essie

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TWO SPECIAL SCREENING TIMES:

6:30PM on FRI, OCTOBER 4

1:00PM on SAT, OCTOBER 5

Special Saturday Screening slot has been added to give space to our neighborhood seniors.

The Paul Robeson House is proud to invite our neighbors to take in this powerful film with us. Please donate to support the House and the West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance as we continue to support the arts and community exchange.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am 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. 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 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.

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Paul Robeson House

4951 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19139

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