‘Gone with the Wind’ too ‘insensitive’ for Tennessee locals; group ends annual screenings

The iconic film “Gone with the Wind” has been deemed so “insensitive” by Memphis, Tennessee, locals that an organization has ended annual showings.

Director Victor Fleming’s epic drama set during the Civil War and the Reconstruction era was screened for the last time Aug. 11 by The Orpheum Theatre Group. The organization said the 1939 classic would not be included on its 2018 Summer Movie Series due to local backlash surrounding its content, which ironically garnered Hattie McDaniel the first Academy Award — Best Supporting Actress — for a black actor. | More…

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