Toni Morrison Film Screens in Oberlin

Wed 2/26 @ 7PM

Northeast Ohio will be celebrating Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, who was born in Lorain and died last August at the age of 88, for a long, long time. Oberlin College in Lorain County is the center of some of that celebration, which includes a free screening of the film The Foreigner’s Home at the Apollo Theatre in Oberlin.

The 2018 documentary centers on a 2006 Morrison residency at the Louvre in Paris, where she curated an exhibition called The Foreigner’s Home and invited led poets to reflect on colonialism underlying aspects of the museum. Footage shot during that residency by Morrison’s son, Ford Morrison, was turned into the film by Oberlin filmmakers Rian Brown and Geoff Pingree, both Oberlin College faculty members. Additionally, they were able to interview Morrison herself for the film prior to her death.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.


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