Tag: Gordon Parks

The Forgotten Classic: Gordon Parks’ The Learning Tree (1969)

The Forgotten Classic: Gordon Parks’ The Learning Tree (1969)

March 6, 2017 | By

Review of Gordon Parks’ semi-autobiographical feature debut The Learning Tree (1969), released as a Warner Archive MOD in 2011, but still a forgotten classic on racism, circa 1920s Kansas.

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DVD: Learning Tree, The (1969)

DVD: Learning Tree, The (1969)

March 6, 2017 | By

After progressing from fashion photographer for Vogue to Life photo journalist, Gordon Parks made the natural leap to novelist, penning The Learning Tree in 1964, which eventually caught the attention of Warner Bros., and in 1969 Parks became the first African-American to direct for a major studio…

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