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  • Actors Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte sit in a car together; he wears a soldier's uniform.
  • Actor Dorothy Dandridge leans on and wraps her arms around a pole, against the background of a red brick wall.
  • Actors Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte embrace, their lips touching, but without looking at each other.

CARMEN JONES

5:40*

Sunday, June 30

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Introduced by Donald Bogle

(1954, Otto Preminger) Dorothy Dandridge became the first African American woman ever nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role as the fiery femme fatale of Bizet’s opera. Time magazine observed that she “holds the eye – like a match burning steadily in a tornado.” 4K DCP restoration. Approx. 105 min.

Prior to the film, Donald Bogle, author of the definitive biography of Dandridge, will talk with Bruce Goldstein about his new book Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers (a Turner Classic Movies book, published by Running Press).