Available at the
Blue Jay Library
(1989) by Krzysztof
"One of the
great movie achievements of our time" Krzysztof Kieslowski's Decalogue
explores the timeless moral issues of human existence through ten contemporary
tales, each based on one of the Ten Commandments.
trailer) -(Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune)
Decalogue was originally created for Polish Television in 1988-1989,
garnering much attention for its ambition and craftsmanship. It then played
at Venice and at other film festivals, gradually attaining a kind of legendary
status. However, it was unavailable to most of the world for years, because
it was held up in distribution limbo. When first released by Facets in 2001
for the very brief window remaining in its original contract, The
Decalogue garnered instant praise, including being named the number-one
film of the year by both The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly.
In its limited theatrical run, The
Decalogue played the major U.S. markets to sell-out audiences and universal
At each step of
its release--first at festivals, then in limited theatrical runs, then on video,
and now on DVD - many reviewers and critics weighed in on the significance of
this important series.
FALL 2014 SERIES
Showtimes: 2:30pm & 5:30pm
at The Blue Jay Cinema
Prices: Matinee: $35 / Evening: $35
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Like Father, Like Son (Japan, drama/family/class satire) A deeply moving
and emotionally complex film of children switched at birth involving two very
different families. Winner of Jury prize at Cannes. In Japanese with English
subtitles. 2 hrs 1 min NR.
and Fred (Spain, comedy/drama/romance) When retired 77 year old hypochondriac
widower moves to an apartment in Madrid, his daughter has an incident with his
neighbor, an elderly exuberant Argentinean, Elsa. It's never too late to live!
In Spanish, Italian, with English subtitles. 1hr 48 min PG .
(China, drama/ family) A ravishingly beautiful movie of a road trip through spectacular
mountain villages in China by a widower returning to his native village to keep
a promise made to his wife. He unexpectedly needed to bring his grand-daughter.
In Mandarin, English subtitles. 1hr 48 min NR (G?)
(Abkhazia, Georgia [Russia] drama/conflict) Only two Estonian men remained in
the village in Abkhazia when conflict with Georgia broke out. Ivo felt forced
to take in 2 wounded men from opposite sides. It is fascinating to watch the
development of relationships among the three. In Estonian, Russian with English
subtitles 1 hr 27 min NR.
(UK, drama/history/romance) The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is
raised by her aristocratic uncle in 18th century England. In English. 1hr 44