The Learning Tree – Celebrating Black Cinema In the Crown

In the Crown

Join us as we celebrate the best of Black Cinema featuring cult classics to award-winning favorites, and everything in between, showcasing notable directors like Ava DuVernay and Spike Lee, and iconic performances by Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, Tisha Campbell, and more!

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.

Directed by Gordon Parks‧ PG ‧ 1969 ‧ Coming-of-age/Drama ‧ 1h 47m

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Doors and Box Office open at 7pm.

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ABOUT THE CROWN
The Crown at the Carolina, located on the third floor, started its life as the 1927 vaudeville theatre’s original sign shop, churning out iconic posters and ads for early touring shows and movies. After spending the decades that followed as a storage area, the space underwent its first phase of renovation to open to the public as The Crown in September 2013.

Now a high-tech, flexible performance space, The Crown is celebrated for its delicate acoustics, inviting ambiance, intimate setting, as well as its accessibility to the Triad’s performing arts community. Warm, exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and huge lead-paned windows (original to the building) bring the room its natural, historic, up-cycled “cool” factor.