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Lucas Centennial Summer: Gone With The Wind

Jul 31, 2022

Lucas audiences have flocked to this Oscar-winning Georgia classic since it was first released in 1939 and no celebration of the theater would be complete without the original blockbuster, still the highest grossing movie of all time (when adjusted for inflation). Based on Margaret Mitchell’s bestseller, “Gone with the Wind” was the most anticipated movie of its era. A sweeping epic on the grandest of scales, the passion between Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) was hotter than the flames of Atlanta and defined cinematic romance for generations. Yet it has also been marked by condemnation and controversy since its initial release, and now over 80 years later, the film’s enduring popularity and legendary cultural status amidst problematic themes and attitudes invites discussion and reflection.

The screening will be preceded by an introduction addressing the film’s undeniable cultural significance and its status as an enduring work of popular culture that speaks directly to racial inequalities that persist in media and society today.

Please Note: This screening includes harmful depictions that deny the horrors of slavery, as well as its legacies of racial inequalities. Rather than hide this content, we believe it is important that this and other classic films be made available to audiences in their original forms in order to spark conversation to create a more inclusive future and we invite viewers to reflect on their own values and beliefs when viewing this film through a modern lens.


Lucas Theatre For The Arts

32 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA 31401
Tickets are $5 for SCAD Card holders, students, seniors, and military; $8 general admission; or buy a pass to the entire series for $40.

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