Leading historians, biographers and personal friends reveal the complexities of Margaret Mitchell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind Gone With the Wind. Born in Atlanta in 1900, Margaret Mitchell was a force to be reckoned with–a debutante who challenged society with a brazen dance; a reporter who roamed town when tradition called for women to stay at home; and a philanthropist who risked her life in the name of generosity. She took chances every day of her life; and though she wrote only one book, published in 1936, Gone with the Wind went on to become the most popular novel ever written. MARGARET MITCHELL: AMERICAN REBEL tells the compelling story of the author's life in commemoration of her book's 75th anniversary in 2011. Through dramatic reenactments and interviews with top Mitchell scholars, Margaret Mitchell emerges as a complex and fascinating woman who had much in common with her iconic creation, Scarlett O'Hara.
Known for her powerful images from the Great Depression, including the haunting "Migrant Mother," Dorothea Lange bore witness as young America matured into a world power. For more than five decades of the 20th century, her lens brought subjects alive, transmitting raw emotions and capturing the human condition. This film is made by Dyanna Taylor, Lange's granddaughter, who began her artistic vision, literally, at Lange's feet.