The Sundance debut is currently on release in the U.S. through Magnolia Pictures generating near $900K at the box office.
The doc charts the late writer’s journey from her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to ʼ70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, the front lines with Angela Davis, her own riverfront writing room and a Nobel Prize. The esteemed writer passed away in August after a short illness, aged 88.
Talking heads include Hilton Als, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley, Sonia Sanchez and Oprah Winfrey, who starred in the feature version of Morrison’s novel Beloved.
Republic, run by former Icon exec Zak Brilliant, plans to release the film in the UK in early 2020, working with