The Learning Tree
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Remember that special growing-up year in your life? When you had your first real adventure, discovered love, faced an enemy, withstood the death of a loved one, stood up for a principle, backed a friend? Maybe, like Newt Winger's growing-up year, it was all of them.
A personal triumph for director-producer-writer-composer Gordon Parks (adapting his novel), The Learning Tree traces one watershed year in the life of young Newt (Kyle Johnson), in which he learns about love, fear, violent racial injustice and, during an emotional murder trial, his own capacity for honor. "Most important of all," Parks said, "he learns that hating is a waste of valuable energy." Poignant, passionate and powerful, The Learning Tree will make you smile, break your heart and heal your spirit.
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I initially saw this movie during the 60s. It left a permanent impression on me and also help to shape my moral compass and sense of justice and fairness. I highly recommend this film for teenagers and young adults. This movie is a treasure and should be added to the National Archives.
It captured to life the times of the day, and the trials of a boy coming into his manhood still through the rites of passage.
I searched EVERYWHERE for this film to no avail. Even Amazon had none.....at that time.
I applaud, and thank Gordon for his masterpiece.
I also do the very same for Amazon.com for being the provider which supplied me of Gordon's work!!
I had my belief in Amazon, and kept my eyes on them for years.
My work paid off!!
Thanks Gordon, and Amazon for your great works!!! :-D
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thank you evelyn smith