American Memphis canceled the rental of the movie "Gone with the Wind". According to the publication Deadline, the distributor made this decision, as many residents of the city believed that the content of the picture was "too defiant." First of all, social media criticized the portrayal of blacks, which does not correspond to modern ideas about political correctness, as well as the political and economic structure of the South.
After the first session, which took place on August 11, 2017 at the Orpheum Theater, on the official page The company has received many critical comments on Facebook. After that, the Board of Trustees acknowledged that against the background of racially motivated clashes in a number of American cities, further demonstration of Gone With the Wind would be inappropriate.
Recall, that the movie Gone With the Wind was released in 1939. Key roles in it were played by Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Thomas Mitchell, Richard Farnsworth, Olivia De Havilland, Hattie McDaniel, Jane Darwell, Barbara O'Neill, Leslie Howard, Ward Bond and other actors.
The picture was nominated for 13 Academy Awards and won eight Oscars. Hattie Johnson, who played in it, became the first black actress to receive such a high award.
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