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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.



Sunday, June 30

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.

Following the film, Donald Bogle, author of Dorothy Dandridge, the definitive biography of the African American star, will chat with Film Forum’s Bruce Goldstein about Dandridge, Carmen Jones, and his latest book Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers (a Turner Classic Movies book, published by Running Press).