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The Learning Tree

The Learning Tree (1969) (Movie)

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Release Date 6 August 1969
Tagline It's the place where you come to learn what life is all about.
Genre Drama
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The Learning Tree is a 1969 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Gordon Parks, a celebrated photographer. It depicts the life of Newt Winger, a teenager growing up in Cherokee Flats, Kansas in the 1920s, and chronicles his journey into manhood marked with tragic events. Based on Parks' 1963 semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, The Learning Tree was the first film directed by an African-American person for a major American film studio, in this case Warner Bros.-Seven Arts.

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