1 hour 56 minutes


Maine Film Center

Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine

A modern-day interpretation of the classic opera and dance classic, Carmen is set in contemporary Mexico and rides to power on its dance, plot and stars, Paul Mescal (Aftersun) and Melissa Barrera (Scream, In the Heights.) “It’s a sumptuous, dizzying big creative swing that connects on every storytelling level. This bold reimagining refashions Carmen as a border narrative, in which, following the murder of her mother by cartels, Carmen traverses from Mexico to America in hopes of dancing in a nightclub belonging to a family friend (a vital Rossy de Palma). Her journey goes left, however, when a brutal border patrol agent finds her. Luckily for Carmen, she makes a narrow escape when Aidan, a soldier fresh from Afghanistan, not only frees her but goes on the run with her. In between dodging the cops, the two outlaws ultimately fall in love for a steamy romance carved out of sweat and dance” (

This film is eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund. Call the Box Office at 207.873.7000 to obtain YAAF tickets.


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