The Learning Tree

  • 1969
  • Movie
  • M
  • Drama

Undoubtedly the biggest surprise among the first 25 films selected in 1989 for inclusion in the National Film Registry, this visually beautiful and moving, if somewhat melodramatic, story of a black teenager growing up in Kansas in the 1920s was the first feature film by a black director to be financed by a major Hollywood studio. Gordon Parks directed,...read more

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The Learning Tree
A bittersweet and idyllic story about a year in the life of a 14-year-old boy, born into a poor black family in Kansas during the 1920s, who learns ab (more…)

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