Outdoor Movie: Toni Morrison – The Pieces I Am

Enjoy an evening at SVAC!

Visit SVAC’s Yester House Solo Exhibitions (open until 8:00 p.m.) and enjoy the outdoor showing of “Toni Morrison-The Pieces I Am.”

Where: Yester House and Arkell Pavilion Lawn
When: Friday, September 4, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. (Please note earlier time as it gets dark earlier.)*
Admission: Adults $10, Child/Sr $5 (movie is free with admission)
Runtime: 120 minutes

SVAC is thrilled to be offering outdoor movies this summer!

After a stint as an editor early in her career, American writer Toni Morrison understood the publishing industry better than the ordinary writer—but she refused to be defined by the establishment. She wrote her books from a vital, underrepresented point of view. Morrison was one of the few who wrote for an African American audience, and she understood the way language could operate as an oppressive or uplifting force—she refused to let her words be marginalized. After years of fighting to be heard, Morrison was awarded a Nobel Prize for her writing, and her novels are now taught in schools around the world. Through a trove of archival material, evocative works of contemporary art, and interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, and Morrison herself, we revisit her famed books and learn about the inspiration for her writing. Throughout, Morrison is effortlessly graceful, insightful, and candid, making this intimate, comprehensive portrait of her life and works an exploration of what it means to be a writer whose stories are so deeply intertwined with often-unrealized national truths. (Rated PG-13)

We ask that all movie goers check in at the registration table before entering the Arkell Lawn. Masks are required in all SVAC buildings and when within six feet of other people. Some things to know:

  • Yester House will be open until 8:00 p.m. this evening. Please enjoy SVAC’s solo artist exhibitions prior to the movie.
  • The Arkell Lawn will be open to ticket holders one hour prior to the movie.
  • Seating will be on the grass, a minimum of six feet from other guests. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and bug spray!
  • Bathrooms will be available in the Arkell Pavilion.

September 4 at 8:00 pm
8:00 pm — 10:00 pm (2h)


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