American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre Presents...
Making Movie History for 80 Years!

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Series programmed by: Dennis Bartok.
Special Thanks to:

Jonathan Howell/NEW YORKER FILMS





Tickets available 30 days in advance. Tickets are $9 general admission unless noted otherwise.
Sold out programs will be indicated here if sold out 24 hours in advance of screening date.
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The Film Programs of the American Cinematheque are presented at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
Photo Credit: Randall Michelson. Detail of Egyptian Theatre Ceiling.

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<<< November 14 - 18, 2003 >>>

Krzysztof Kieslowski's THE DECALOGUE

5 Nights Only!!

The Cinematheque is thrilled to present a special 5-night engagement of one of the greatest films of the 1980’s and arguably the crowning achievement of director Krzysztof Kieslowski, THE DECALOGUE (1988, New Yorker Films, 584 min. total.) Though Kieslowski, who died in 1996 at the age of 54, went on to make the celebrated "Three Colors" trilogy (BLUE, WHITE and RED), it is THE DECALOGUE that stands as his masterpiece: a ten-hour, ten-episode series of films made for Polish television. Against the forbidding backdrop of a gray Warsaw apartment block, Kieslowski tells ten riveting tales of profound moral complexity and emotional depth. Inspired obliquely by the Ten Commandments, these occasionally interrelated stories of love and loss, faith and infidelity, chance and fate, jealousy and greed, violence and revenge, are both intimate and universal, painting a portrait less of a specific society than of humanity itself. With the collaboration of many of Poland’s greatest screen actors, and his frequent co-writer Krzysztof Piesiewicz, Kieslowski imbues the minutiae of ordinary lives with a near-mystical significance and works through some of life’s toughest dilemmas with a devastating stealth.


Friday, November 14 – 7:30 PM

DECALOGUE 1 (53 min.), is based on "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

DECALOGUE 2 (57 min.), is based on "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain."


Saturday, November 15 – 8:00 PM

DECALOGUE 3 (56 min.), is based upon honoring the Sabbath.

DECALOGUE 4 (56 min.), is based on "Honor thy father and thy mother."


Sunday, November 16 – 5:00 PM

DECALOGUE 5 (57 min.), is based on "Thou shalt not kill."

DECALOGUE 6 (58 min.), is based on "Thou shalt not commit adultery."


Monday, November 17 – 7:30 PM

DECALOGUE 7 (55 min.), is based on "Thou Shalt Not Steal."

DECALOGUE 8 (55 min.), is based on "Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness."


Tuesday, November 18 – 7:30 PM

DECALOGUE 9 (58 min.), is based on "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife."

DECALOGUE 10 (57 min.), is based on "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods."