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The Learning Tree
English Title: The Learning Tree
Poster ID: CL44232
Category: Movies
Year: 1960s
Actor / Director: Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans, Dana Elcar, Mira Waters, Joel Fluellen, Malcolm Atterbury, dir. Gordon Parks
Film Studio: Winger
Country: American
Film Country: American
Approximate Size 81 x 41 inches
Condition: Very Good
Price: $300

The Learning Tree was released to theaters in August 1969 and was well-received by both critics and the public. As a testament to the movie’s importance, it was one of the 25 movies selected to join the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry in its debut year of 1989. Written and directed by the trailblazing and multi-talented journalist, photographer, and writer, Gordon Parks, it was the first major Hollywood studio film to be directed by an African-American. Parks would later go on to direct four more feature films in the 1970s: the landmark Shaft, its sequel Shaft’s Big Score, The Super Cops, and Leadbelly. (source:

Keywords: Black Interest,Literary,Gordon Parks,Coming of age,Kansas,Black Directors