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Carmen Jones (1954)

Carmen Jones, 1954
Carmen Jones, 1954
Cinema
January
17
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Fri January 17, 2020
7 PM

Location:

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

Audience:

Free and open to the public

Details:

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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