7:30 PM, 15th June, 2019
This year marks the 80th anniversary of Gone with the Wind. Released in December 1939, it won ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress (making Hattie McDaniel the first African-American to win an Oscar). Since then, it has been widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made and still holds the record for the highest-grossing film in history when adjusted for inflation.
The romantic drama follows Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh), the head-strong daughter of a Georgian plantation owner, and her family through the American Civil War amidst tangled love affairs with Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) and dashing bad boy Rhett Butler (Clark Gable). At 18 minutes shy of 4 hours, this is an epic in every sense of the word – but don’t worry, there will be a short intermission.