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 2015 SERIES
Showtimes: 2:30pm & 5:30pm
at The Blue Jay Cinema
All 5 films for: Matinee: $35 / Evening: $35
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The Forgotten Kingdom (Lesotho, So Africa drama) Atama leaves the slums
of Johannesburg to return his father's remains to his ancestral village in Lesotho,
a remote mountainous region. A road trip of mystical beauty to a land of hardships.
In Sesotho w/Eng subtitles NR (PG?) 1hr. 37 mins
Liberator (Venezuela, Spain history, drama) Simon Bolivar's campaigns to
liberate twice the territory of Alexander the Great's conquests. Born to privilege,
raised by a family slave, taught by a socialist professor, he took up the cause
of the down trodden and common people. A fighter, a lover, a scholar.
In Spanish w/Eng subtitles R 1hr 59mins.
Butterfly (France comedy, drama) A heartwarming film with a crusty old man
who collects butterflies and a brash 8 year old girl.
In French w/Eng subtitles NR (G? or PG?) 1hr. 19 mins.
(France comedy/drama) Entertaining chronicle of a kitchen worker from Ethiopia
who meets Alice, a burned-out executive temporarily working in an overwhelmed
social service office to help the undocumented. The lead male and the writers/directors
also did the well-received
Intouchables film from a former series.
R In French w/Eng subtitles. 1hr. 58 mins.
The Puzzle (Argentina drama ) The path of a housewife to a jigsaw puzzle
master is traceable to a broken dinner plate. Rich in imagery and metaphor NR
In Spanish w/Eng subtitles 1hr 14 min