The Learning Tree (1969)
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March 8, 2006:Gordon Parks, Influential Director And Photojournalist, Dead At 93
Gordon Parks, one of the 20th Century's greatest photojournalists and an influential filmmaker, died...
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The Learning Tree is a sentimental, sometimes awkward, but ultimately moving film about the growing-up of a black teenager in rural Kansas during the 1920s.
The restraint, the composure, the sufficiency of the sentimental gesture constitute a small gift for memory and a real victory in the first stages of this filmmaker's career.
Falls into the path of giving a message more than it does letting things emerge organically.
Forty years ago, pioneer Gordon Parks had to step with extra care filming 'The Learning Tree' lest the door shut behind him.
Low key, powerful story
Touching autobiographical story with brilliant cinematography.
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