The Learning Tree

  |  Watch Now: 12/04/2012
  |  107 min
Rated AA by the BBFC


The story, set in Kansas during the 1920's, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, frustrations and ambitions of the black teenager in small-town America are explored with a strong statement about human values. Gordon Parks (Shaft) proves a triple threat as director, producer and screenwriter of this film version of his autobiographical novel about Newt Winger.