Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ new “Toni Morrison’: The Pieces I Am’ offers an “intimate meditation” on the life, works and recurring themes of this masterful storyteller and Nobel Prize winner. Morrison’s personal story opens in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, where she grew up, and leads her to ’70s book tours with Muhammad Ali and political front lines with Angela Davis. The film also features interviews with Davis, poet Sonia Sanchez, writers Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley and Hilton Als, and Oprah Winfrey, who turned Morrison’s novel “Beloved” into a feature film.
A new episode called “Voices of the Dead” finds Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin trying to help a colleague of sorts — another paranormal investigator — and his family find closure after they suffer a traumatic loss. After they do what they can, the guys then head to the Great Lakes to investigate reports of demonic activity at a historic hotel.
The Greenleaf family struggles to maintain a united front in the face of losing their church as this drama opens its fifth and final season with “The First Day.” Calvary is scheduled to be demolished in just under a week, so Lady Mae and Bishop (Lynn Whitfield, Keith David) could really use a sign from God. Heartsick Charity (Deborah Joy Winans), meanwhile, is left to cope with the fallout of her actions, alone and shunned by her family. Merle Dandridge and Beau Bridges also star.
Emma Willman assumes the informal role of coach as she tries to help Mary prepare her comedy routine for a big benefit event in Pittsfield in the new episode “The Final Countdown.” Elsewhere, Dale takes Mary into his confidence about a secret passion and asks for a chance to perform in the show.