the learning tree movie dvd

The Learning Tree
(1969)

Director: Gordon Parks

Key Cast: Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans, Dana Elcar, Mira Waters, Joel Fluellen, Malcolm Atterbury, Richard Ward

Rating: PG

Genre(s): Drama

 
 

Movie Summary


"The Learning Tree" was directed by Gordon Parks and is based on his semi-autobiographical novel
about growing up in a small, segregated town during the late 1920s.

It's not often that a director gets to make a movie that is based on a book that he wrote. Thus, "The Learning
Tree" movie is even more special because it was written and directed by Gordon Parks - one of the most
gifted and multi-talented African-American directors ever.

The story is about the life of a young teenager named Newt, who is coming of age in a small town in Kansas
during the late 1920s and early 1930s.. It offers an interesting perspective of this time showing both the warm
bonds Newt has with his family and the difficult experiences he encounters because of his race.

Sentimental in feel, "The Learning Tree" provides an insightful perspective on life for a 15 yr. old Black teen
during a time long before the Civil Rights Movement.

 
Trivia


• "The Learning Tree" is the first Hollywood studio film to be directed by an African-American director. Prior to starting his directing career, Gordon Parks was a successful photographer and journalist for Life magazine. He worked for Life magazine for twenty years from 1948-1968.

• Gordon Parks also directed Shaft, another Top 100 Black Classic Movie. Shaft and Sweet Sweetback's Baadaasss Song (directed by Melvin Van Peebles) are credited with igniting the Blaxploitation film explosion that led to the making of many Black movies in the 1970s.

• "The Learning Tree" was filmed in Fort Scott, Kansas which is where Gordon Parks was born and where the book "The Learning Tree" is written about.

• Gordon Parks not only directed "The Learning Tree" but also he wrote the screenplay for the film. The screenplay and movie is based on Gordon Parks' semi-autobiographical book about growing up as a boy in Fort Scott, Kansas.

 
Awards


• Selected in 1989 to the U.S. Library of Congress, National Film Registry. "The Learning Tree" was one of the first films to be given this distinction after the registry was established. Only twenty-five films are selected each year.

 

"The Learning Tree" Movie DVD

 

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"The Learning Tree" Movie DVD
This Black classic movie is about a young boy
named Newt who is coming of age in the South.

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"The Learning Tree" (Book) by Gordon Parks


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Gordon Parks' first novel was "The Learning Tree"
which was first released in 1963.

This book is a semi-autobiographical account of his
life as a young boy growing up in the rural
Kansas community of Fort Scott, Kansas.

 
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The Learning Tree Movie Poster

 


The Learning Tree Movie Poster

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"The Learning Tree"
Movie
the learning tree movie

"The Learning Tree" movie was directed by African-American director, Gordon Parks, who also wrote the book that the movie is based on.

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"The Learning Tree'
Book

by Gordon Parks

the learning tree book

"The Learning Tree" book was written by Gordon Parks and is based on his life growing up in Fort Scott, Kansas.


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