I’ll clearly be biased here, as Gone with the Wind is my single favorite film of all time. And for full disclosure I am a white woman. But I’m not sure I get the end game of censoring past and present art. After all, the depiction of slaves in the film is far more considerate and innocuous than many modern films.
Victor Fleming’s film has been dropped from next year’s summer movie series receiving “numerous comments” from cinema-goers regarding the screening earlier this month.
Based on Margaret Mitchell’s book, Gone With The Wind focuses on a Southern plantation during the Civil War and Reconstruction periods. Over the years, the film has been heavily criticised for being sympathetic towards the South and depicting certain racial stereotypes.
“While title selections for the series are typically made in the spring of each year, the Orpheum has made this determination early in response to specific inquiries from patrons,” reads a statement from The Orpheum Theatre Group, received by Entertainment Weekly.