‘Gone with the Wind’ – Latest effort to ‘rewrite American history’ hits Memphis theater

‘Gone with the Wind’ – Latest effort to ‘rewrite American history’ hits Memphis theater, by RT.

After targeting monuments commemorating the lives of Confederate leaders, the split in US society is now moving to the world of the big screen.

The Orpheum Theater in Memphis, Tennessee said it would cancel its annual showing of the 1939 classic movie ‘Gone with the Wind.’ Directed by Victor Fleming, the film about love during the Civil War, which grabbed eight Academy Awards, has been accused of being “racist and insensitive” by some people.

The theater remained rather vague about the number of people who disagreed with the showing of the film, saying only they had “numerous comments” from viewers.

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific