Mountain Cinema Club: Foreign Films & Select Films

Recommended Films:
Available at the Blue Jay Library

The Decalogue (1989) by Krzysztof Kieslowski

"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.
(watch trailer) -(Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune)

The 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 critical acclaim.

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.


Spring 2015 SERIES -5 films
Showtimes: 2:30pm & 5:30pm
at The Blue Jay Cinema
Prices: Matinee: $35 / Evening: $35
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April 15
- 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 in English..
April 22
- Late 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.
May 6
- The 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.
May 20
- Three 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.
June 3
- Loose Cannons (Italy, comedy, drama, romance) Some family secrets are best kept in the closet. NR (PG13?). 1h 50 min. In Italian Subtitled in English..

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