Gone with the Wind (1939)

Join Scarlett and Rhett and a cast of thousands for a special 75th anniversary celebration of one of the most popular motion pictures ever made. A media sensation from the moment independent producer David O. Selznick bought the rights to Margaret Mitchell’s bestseller in July 1936, the film was eagerly anticipated thanks to Selznick and publicist Russell Birdwell’s well-planned press releases and a massive national talent hunt to cast the role of Scarlett O’Hara, which eventually went to the now legendary Vivien Leigh. Excitement continued through the lengthy shoot, and when the film opened, for once the steak lived up to the sizzle. Since 1939, audiences have thrilled to the romance of fiery Scarlett O’Hara and the only man who could tame her, Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), supported by a top-notch cast including Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel (who also won an Oscar for her performance), Leslie Howard and Thomas Mitchell. Generations of young women, from the U.S. to post-war France to ’60s Japan have seen their own struggles reflected in Scarlett’s fight to save her beloved Tara and find her own true love.

75th anniversary screening presented in collaboration with Warner Bros. Studios.

Dir. Victor Fleming