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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A Royal Affair*
(Denmark, drama, history, romance) A young queen, married to an insane king,
starts a revolution with her secret physician lover that changes a nation forever.
137 m R in Danish w/Eng subtitles
*NOTE: per SWANK
Motion Pictures, INC., lease agreement: It is forbidden to advertise the
name of this film in any public newspaper - only
the date of the event may be published.
Girl By The Lake (Italy, drama/mystery) An engrossing thriller that keeps
audiences guessing. Winner of 10 Italian Oscars. 1hr, 37 mins In Italian with
Eng subtitles NR
(Saudi Arabia, drama) A 12 year old Saudi girl pushes the boundries of her conservative
world by wanting a bicycle, one of the many things not acceptable in the Saudi
culture for girls. How does she circumvent this? First Saudi film directed by
a woman 98 m PG Eng subtitles
Lives (Norway drama, thriller) A web of secrets is gradually unveiled. 92
m NR in Norwegian w/Eng subtitles
(France, biography, drama, history) Set in beautiful French countryside in 1915,
a young woman rejuvenates, enchants and inspires the Impressionist painter late
in his life and also his son who is home recuperating from injuries in WWI. 111m
R in French with Eng subtitles.