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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 2016 SERIES
Showtimes: 2:30pm & 5:30pm
at The Blue Jay Cinema
All 5 films for: Matinee: $35 / Evening: $35
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The Wave (Norway action, drama, thriller) Although anticipated, no one
is really ready when the mountain above a scenic, narrow fjord collapses. In
Norwegian with English subtitles 1h 45m R.
(United Arab Emirates adventure, thriller) In the Arabian desert, in 1916,
a young Bedouin boy invites himself along when his older brother is leading a
lost English soldier on a secret mission. Cast of nonprofessional Bedouins. An
exploration of the uniquely Arab take on matters of honor, solidarity and the
etiquette of desert survival. Finalist for 2016 Oscar for best foreign film.
In local dialect with English subtitles 1h 40m NR.
(Vanuatu drama, romance, history). Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in
rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this story of a forbidden love
is enacted by the local Yakel tribe. It was a turning point for tribal elders
who changed age-old strict traditions. Based on true events in 1985. In Nauvhal
dialect with English subtitles. 1h 40m NR.
Cuisine (France biography, comedy) Story of Danielle Delpeuch and how she
was appointed private chef for President Mitterand. Lots of good food! In French
with English subtitles. 95m PG 13.
Our Little Sister
(Japan comedy, drama) While attending the funeral of their long absent father,
three sisters find they have a younger sister whom they decide to include in
their family when it was made clear that her mother did not want her. Same director
of Like Father, Like Son shown earlier in MCC. In Japanese with English subtitles
2h 8m PG