African American Pioneers: The Learning Tree with talk by Steve Ryfle
Thursday, February 21, 2019
In celebration of Black History Month and in conjunction with the Chazen’s exhibition Southern Rites (January 25–May 12), the Cinematheque will co-present two landmark films in February by significant directors. Gordon Parks The Learning Tree (1969) is the first film directed by an African-American for a major Hollywood studio. Special Talk: Steve Ryfle on “Desegregating Hollywood: Film and the Civil Rights Era.” Co-Presented by UW Madison Friends of the Libraries.