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 2013 SERIES
Showtimes: 2:30pm & 5:30pm
at The Blue Jay Cinema
Prices: Matinee: $35 / Evening: $35
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The Sapphires (Australia, biography, comedy, drama, music) In 1968 four
young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls from the outback, taunted by locals,
learn about love, friendship and war while entertaining US troops in Vietnam
with Motown classics. Based on true experiences, written by the son of one of
the singers. PG. 1 hr 43 mins. In English.
Well Digger's Daughter (France, drama, romance) Daniel Auteuil is the star
and director of this circa 1914 story by Marcel Pagnol (Jean de Florette and
Manon of The Spring). Setting is in rural Provence. NR (PG?) 1hr 47 mins. In
French, with English subtitles.
Tiki (Norway, action, adventure, biography) The story of legendary explorer
Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,330 mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsa-wood raft
in 1947 to show that South Americans could settle Polynesia in pre-Columbian
times by using only a sextant to plot course, no motor, no back-up plan, no surveillance
monitoring. Beautiful photography.
PG 13. 1hr 41 mins. In English. Director filmed two versions, one in Norwegian
and one in English.
Other Son (Israel, Palestine, drama) Two young men, one Israeli and the one
Palestinian, discover they were accidently switched at birth. Excellent acting,
compassionate story telling. PG13. 1hr 45 mins. In Arabic, Hebrew, French, with
Quartet (UK, comedy, romance, drama, music) At a home for retired musicians,
the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by Jean (Maggie
Smith), an eternal diva and former wife of the residents (Tom Courtney). PG13.
1hr 38 mins. In English.