The Learning Tree Poster

Release Date: August 18th, 2001

PG|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
As an African-American teen in small-town Kansas in the 1920s, Newt Winger (Kyle Johnson) largely shrugs off the racial prejudice of his time and place. His calm and self-controlled perspective is in direct opposition to that of his quick-tempered friend, Marcus Savage (Alex Clarke). But when Marcus' father, Booker (Richard Ward), murders a man -- and Newt witnesses the crime -- Newt realizes that going to the police could jeopardize both his friendship and his life.

Cast: Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans, Dana Elcar, Mira Waters, Joel Fluellen, Malcolm Atterbury, Richard Ward

Director: Gordon Parks

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Winger

Keywords: Best friend, Father, Dark, Murder, Small town, Transformation, Growing up, Friendship, Police officer