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).