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.
SERIES -5 films
Showtimes: 2:30pm & 5:30pm
at The Blue Jay Cinema
Prices: Matinee: $35 / Evening: $35
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Timbuktu (filmed entirely in Mauritania, drama) Based on true events.
Beautiful landscapes. Eloquent in its acting, music, cinematography and message.
Bringing visual awareness to current events.. Finalist for best foreign film
in 2015 Oscars. NR (R?). 1h 37min. In French, Arabic, Taureg, Bambara Subtitled
Bloomers (Switzerland, comedy) A Swiss style "Golden Girls". Traditional
instrumental score. PG 13. 1h 26min. In Swiss German, German Subtitled in English.
NOTE: This film date is ONE week AFTER our prior film.
Dark Valley (Austria, western, drama, mystery, thriller) Through a hidden
path a lone rider reaches a little town high up in the Austrian Alps. Nobody
knows where the stranger comes from nor what he wants there. But everyone knows
they do not want him to stay. NR (R?). 1h 54 min. In German. Subtitled in English.
Quarter Moon (Germany, comedy, drama). Hermut, who speaks only German, finds
6 year old Hayat who speaks only Turkish, in his taxi. So now what should he
do? NR (G?). 1h 34min. In German, Turkish. Subtitled in English.
Cannons (Italy, comedy, drama, romance) Some family secrets are best kept
in the closet. NR (PG13?). 1h 50 min. In Italian Subtitled in English..