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Memphis theater pulls Gone with the Wind after complaints that the Civil War classic is 'racially insensitive'

Memphis theater pulls Gone with the Wind after complaints that the Civil War classic is 'racially insensitive' --The motion picture has become part of a ever-growing list of historical references that are up on public chopping block --Movie won eight Academy Awards and was based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book with the same title, by Margaret Mitchell. | 26 Aug 2017 | 'Gone with the Wind' has been pulled from a Memphis theater after patrons complained the 1939 Civil War classic is racially insensitive. The Orpheum Theatre Group made the decision after patrons took issue with the screening of the movie starring Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara on August 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 according to News Ch. 3.