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Carmen Jones (1954)

Carmen Jones, 1954
Carmen Jones, 1954
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Fri January 17, 2020
7 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Free and open to the public


Carmen Jones
(Otto Preminger, 1954, USA, 35mm, 108 min)

Otto Preminger brought Georges Bizet’s beloved opera blazingly to the modern screen in Carmen Jones, famous for its daring, all-Black cast, its astonishing Cinemascope compositions, and above all for the bewitching star turn by Dorothy Dandridge. Playing the titular temptress, a factory worker who ensnares a hapless GI (Harry Belafonte) in a doomed romance, Dandridge established herself as a major talent, rewriting the possibilities of African American femininity on screen.

Presented in an imported 35mm print from the British Film Institute.

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