“Fascinating to watch: done in simmering, long-take style, the deliberately drab settings enlivened by swatches of fiery color and bursts of song, love, lust and violence.”
“Otto Preminger has transferred Carmen to the screen with taste and imagination in an opulent production.”
“The best reason to revisit CARMEN JONES lies in Dorothy Dandridge’s electrifying performance … In a series of strikingly coloured outfits, she brings a sensual physicality to the role.”
In post-war America, Carmen Jones, a vivacious factory worker, finds herself embroiled in a crime of passion after seducing a naive soldier. A musical adaptation of Georges Bizet’s opera featuring an all-Black cast led by the late Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge. Free Member Monday—free admission for all AFS members on August 28.