Our friendly group represents humanists, skeptics, agnostics, Brights and atheists from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. We are interested in developing activities and meetings for like-minded individuals. Our current members live mostly within the Rockford and Beloit stateline area, but range as far as Janesville, Freeport, Rochelle, and some towns west of Chicago.
Madison Skeptics is discussing the possibility of screening 'The Decalogue'. I wondered how many of our group might want to carpool, to join them? They do not yet have a place and time for it. Details to come.
It is 10 hours long, so they are proposing to show it in (5?) increments. However, each hour stands alone, so even if you could only go to one, you would lose nothing by it. It sounds very intriguing, and interestingly, it has one of the highest overall ratings of any movie at all, on IMDB. It is also rated # 4 on the 'Arts and Faith Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films', but that does not make it about religion. It is about humanity, and our most basic, and most difficult moral underpinnings.
Here's a pretty dry description from IMDB:
"Don't read this review - watch the movie
4 December 2000 | by frank.vandenblock (Brussels) – See all my reviews
If ever there was a good reason to start learning Polish, the Dekalog series is the definitive reason. The extent to which Kieslowski goes to show us what it is to be human, cannot be compared to the work of any film-maker. Yes, Ken Loach is the master of the social drama, and Lars Von Trier is without a doubt the best experimental melodramatist, but Kieslowski just manages to outclass them both in 10 powerful, striking and breath-taking stories loosely based on the 10 Commandments. It's a must-see, don't take my word for it...go watch it !"
Full info is here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092337/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1 , but don't read too many reviews, you'll spoil it for yourself.