The epic 1939 drama depicting a tale of romance during the Civil War has been banished from a Memphis theater’s summer film festival because it may offend thin-skinned people.
It was only a matter of time until the war on Confederate statues metastasized to culture and the first on the target list is “Gone With the Wind”, renowned as one of the greatest American movies ever made and currently #4 on the American Film Institute’s Top 100 movies of all time.
The venue that regularly featured the film as a part of the festival for decades, the Orpheum, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places so it’s certainly ironic that it would be participating in the whitewashing of history to remove whatever the overly sensitive snowflakes deem to be forbidden.
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According to Memphis CBS affiliate WREG 3 “Orpheum theater won’t show ‘Gone With the Wind,’ calling film ‘insensitive’”:
“Gone With the Wind” will be gone from The Orpheum’s summer movie series, the theater’s board said Friday.
The Orpheum Theatre Group decided not to include the 1939 movie about a plantation in the Civil War-era South in its 2018 Summer Movie Series after feedback from patrons following the last screening Aug. 11.
“As an organization whose stated mission is to ‘entertain, educate and enlighten the communities it serves’, the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population,” the theater’s operators said in a statement.
Memphis’ population is about 64 percent African-American.
The historic theater in Downtown Memphis has shown the movie for decades, but this year’s event “generated numerous comments,” leading to the decision.
“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,” the Orpheum group said.
By deeming a classic like “Gone With the Wind” which won ten Oscars to be so offensive that it is effectively being censored will only embolden the cultural jihadists to go after other films as well.
I suppose it won’t be long until the leftist Taliban gets around to burning books too.
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