This year marks the 80th anniversary of the film Gone with the Wind starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard, and Hattie McDaniel. Considered a great American classic, the film won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress, Hattie McDaniel, the first Oscar awarded to an African-American actor.
The movie is based on Margaret Mitchell's best-selling novel of the American South. On the eve of the American Civil War, rich, beautiful and self-centered Scarlett O'Hara has everything she could want. Though pining for Ashley Wilkes, she marries other men, including the scoundrel Rhett Butler. As the war devastates the South, Scarlett discovers the strength within herself to protect her family and rebuild her life.
Join librarians Doug Swiszcz and Jessica D'Avanza as we celebrate with a movie matinee, including a pre-film lecture and post-film discussion. Festivities also include a 30-minute intermission with complimentary pizza/drinks and a round or two of movie trivia!
Gone with the Wind
Rated G (1939) 3 hrs and 44 mins + 30-minute intermission for lunch
Free and open to all.
Made possible by the Friends of Barrington Public Library.