LHS to Host Viewing of Toni Morrison Documentary on Feb. 4

Foreigner's Home posterLakewood High School welcomes the community to a viewing of the documentary "The Foreigner's Home, " which explores author Toni Morrison’s artistic and intellectual vision for her 2006 exhibition of the same name at the Louvre. The documentary was directed by Oberlin College Cinema Studies professors Geoff Pingree and Rian Brown. Brown will be at the showing for a Q&A session afterward. The event is Monday, February 4, 5:30-7:30 pm in the Civic Auditorium. There is no admission fee to attend. Recommended for middle school and older.

More about the documentary from its website:

"Through exclusive footage of Morrison in dialogue with artists, along with extensive archival footage, music, and animation, the film presents a series of candid and incisive exchanges about race, identity, “foreignness,” and art’s redemptive power.

This documentary raises the topic of Who IS the foreigner? Am I the foreigner in my own home? Who decides? Such were the questions posed by Morrison at her 2006 guest-curated exhibit at the Louvre, 'The Foreigner's Home.' There she invited several renowned artists whose work also dealt with the experience of cultural and social displacement to join her in a public discussion that Morrison herself had been pursuing through her own research and writing.

The film also draws on extensive archival film footage, musical performances, and animation to frame a series of candid exchanges about race, identity, and art's redemptive power. In this way, 'The Foreigner's Home' explores the idea of 'foreignness' and highlights art's crucial role in both understanding and addressing the increasingly urgent problems that surround it.”

View the trailer for the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf4sf4amcP4

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