Record Details

Catalog Search

Search Results filters

Filtered by:

Back To Results
Showing Item 9 of 23

The learning tree  Cover Image DVD DVD

The learning tree

Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006 (film director,, screenwriter,, film producer,, composer (expression)). Johnson, Kyle, 1951- (actor.). Clarke, Alex, 1949-2010 (actor.). Evans, Estelle, 1906-1985 (actor.). Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006 Film adaptation of (work): Learning tree. (Added Author). Criterion Collection (Firm), (publisher.). Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans. (Cast).

Summary: Based on Parks' semi-autobiographical novel, the film follows the journey of Newt Winger, a teenage descendant of Exodusters growing up in rural Kansas in the 1920s, as he experiences the bittersweet flowering of first love, finds his relationship with a close friend tested, and navigates the injustices embedded within a racist legal and educational system. Exquisitely capturing the bucolic splendor of its heartland setting, this landmark film tempers nostalgia with an incisive understanding of the harsh realities, hard-won lessons, and often wrenching moral choices that shape the road to self-determination of the young Black man at its center.

Item details

  • ISBN: 1681439018
  • ISBN: 9781681439013
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (37 pages)
  • Edition: Two-DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2021]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1969.
Wide screen (2.35:1).
Special features: New documentary on the making of the film; New conversation, moderated by film scholar Michael B. Gillespie; My father: Gordon Parks, a documentary made on the set of The learning tree; Diary of a Harlem family and The world of Piri Thomas; Unstoppable (2005): a documentary; trailer; How it feels to be black; excerpt from the director's 2005 book, A hungry heart: a memoir.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Burnett Guffey ; editor, George R. Rohrs ; music, Gordon Parks.
Participant or Performer Note: Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC region 1; wide screen 2.35:1 aspect ratio; monaural Dolby audio.
Language Note:
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: Murder Drama
African Americans Civil rights Drama
Kansas Drama
African American families Kansas Drama
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.

Currently available copies

  • 4 out of 5 copies are currently available at PINES.


  • 0 current holds on 5 total copies.
Sort by distance from:
Show Only Available Copies
Library System: Library Branch Name
Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status  
Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System:
      Augusta-Richmond Co. Public Lib.
DVD LEA ( Send Text)
31019006071545 AV Available
Clayton County Library System:
      Riverdale Branch
31012005877574 DVD Available
Dougherty County Public Library:
      Northwest Branch
31018904915100 ADULT VIDEO Available
Dougherty County Public Library:
      Southside Branch
31018904914723 ADULT VIDEO In transit
Sara Hightower Regional Library:
      Cedartown Public Library
31047003635970 AV Available

Back To Results
Showing Item 9 of 23

Additional Resources