March 22, 2022
Join Rockford Public Library and Rockford Art Museum for a film screening of The Foreigner’s Home at RPL’s Nordlof Center, located at 118 N Main Street in Rockford. “Who IS the foreigner? Am I the foreigner in my own home? Who decides?” Such were the questions posed by renowned author Toni 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. This film expands that discussion by integrating exclusive footage of the Nobel Laureate in dialogue with artists in 2006 with a sit-down conversation in her own home in 2015.