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  • Actors Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte in a car together; he drives and 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.


12:30   4:35   8:40*

Friday, January 17

*Q&A with Donald Bogle and Bruce Goldstein following the 8:40 show

(1954, Otto Preminger) Dorothy Dandridge became the first African American woman to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress 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.” With Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey, Olga James, Diahann CarrollDCP. Approx. 105 min.

Film Forum