Australia / France, 2022, 116 min, 4K DCP, Dir. Benjamin Millepied, Rated R, Sony Pictures Classics


Now Playing

"Stunningly crafted. A magical debut." —Next Best Picture

"When Carmen puts its two leads together, anything seems possible." –David Ehrlich, indieWire

"A transcendent cinematic experience." –Robert Daniels,

This story follows a young and fiercely independent woman who is forced to flee her home in the Mexican desert following the brutal murder of her mother. Carmen (Melissa Barrera) survives a terrifying and dangerous illegal border crossing into the US, only to be confronted by a lawless volunteer border guard, who cold-bloodedly murders two other immigrants in her group. When the border guard and his patrol partner, Aidan (Academy-Award nominee Paul Mescal)—a Marine with PTSD—become embroiled in a deadly standoff, Carmen and Aidan are forced to escape together. They make their way north towards Los Angeles in search of Carmen’s mother’s best friend, the mercurial Masilda (Rossy De Palma), owner of La Sombra nightclub—a sanctuary of music and dance. Carmen and Aidan find both solace and their unwavering love for one another in the safety of Masilda’s magical refuge, but time is running out as the police hunt closes in.

Benjamin Millepied began to explore his interest in filmmaking by making short films, while at the New York City Ballet in his early twenties, where he was both a principal dancer and choreographer. His mentor, the legendary American choreographer, director, dancer and theatre producer, Jerome Robbins, worked in classical ballet for stage, film, and television. For Millepied, Robbins' film version of West Side Story is the quintessential filmed musical and a source of early inspiration.

Tickets to these screenings are $12.75 and under. Cinema members pay only $8.

Check out the rest of our New Releases program!