The Learning Tree

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1969. Vintage reference photograph from the 1969 film, showing director Gordon Parks behind the camera. Printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso.

Based on director Gordon Park's semi-autobiographical 1963 novel. The first major studio production directed by an African American, and one of few dramas of the period to focus exclusively on Black life in America, depicting the life of a teenager in late 1920s Kansas who grows up quickly as he experiences events related to racial and economic injustice in his community.

Set in Kansas, and shot there on location.

10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.

National Film Registry.

[Book #156680]