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