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Juniata International Studies Program Sponsors 'Decalogue' Film Series

(Posted August 26, 2002)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College's International Studies Program is sponsoring viewings of a 10-part film series directed by Kryzsztof Kieslowski, "The Decalogue," throughout the college's 2002-2003 academic year.

The films are free and open to the public. Show times for the films will be at 8:15 p.m. in the auditorium of the William J. von Liebig Center for Science. If the auditorium is unavailable, the films will be shown in Alumni Hall in the Brumbaugh Science Center.

The dates for each film are as follows:

Sept. 2: "I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt not have other Gods"

Sept. 23: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain"

Oct. 21: "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy"

Nov. 4: "Honor thy father and thy mother"

Nov. 18: "Thou shalt not kill"

Jan. 20: "Thou shalt not commit adultery"

Feb. 10: "Thou shalt not steal"

Feb. 24: "Thou shalt not near false witness against thy neighbor"

March 17: "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife"

March 31: "Thou shalt not covet they neighbor's goods"

The films are a series of one-hour dramas originally made for television. Each film is based on one of the Ten Commandments, although the subjects are allegorical and not literal depictions of biblical subjects.

Kieslowski, "The Decalogue" director, is perhaps best known for his other films "The Double Life of Veronique" and the film trilogy "Red," "Blue" and "White."
Kieslowski, who died in 1996, was one of the best-known Polish film directors. He started his film career making documentary films. "Decalogue" was released in 1988 by Polish TV.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.