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NewsFilmmaker Discusses Polish Secular Drama Series at Marlboro College

Marlboro, VT. (February 5, 2007)— Filmmaker Marie Regan will discuss "Decalogue," a series of 10, one-hour dramas about life in a Warsaw housing complex, during a lecture at Marlboro College on Monday February 5 at 7:00 pm. A screening of one of the films, made for Polish television in the late 1980s, will precede the talk. “Rather than creating simple moral lessons, Krzysztof Kieslowski’s humane lens concentrates on the complicated challenges of daily life,” says Regan of the film’s producer. Regan is currently teaching film at Columbia, Bard and Barnard colleges. 

Her discussion is the first in the Spring 2007 Monday Night Lecture Series Secular & Sacred, highlights the division and interconnectedness of the two concepts. “Working in a deeply Catholic country under communist rule, Kieslowski’s gaze is unsentimental and secular, yet leaves the viewer with a transcendent sense of what it means to be human,” says Regan.

Regan has directed, written and produced a number of short films presented at film festivals and screened on television around the world.

Her lecture at Marlboro College will be held in Ragle Hall, inside the Rudolf an Irene Serkin Center for the Performing Arts.  It is free and open to the public. 

The Monday Night Lecture Series is funded by the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, the Thomas Thompson Trust, the Vermont Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities and an anonymous donor.

For more details, call Kathy Reynolds in the Marlboro College Public Affairs office at (802) 251-7644 or logon to our Web site and click on the “News” link.

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