Join the Canterbury Film Society!

In association with the New Zealand Federation of Film Societies, we present a top-quality season of films that screen every Monday from March to October at Alice Cinematheque in central Christchurch.

The thirty-week season covers a wide variety of cinematic experiences: cinema classics, arthouse rarities, international cinema and documentaries as well as local cinema and shorts.

You can see our 2014 season schedule here.

For a one year membership you get thirty festival-quality films on the big screen in a film club atmosphere - works out at less than $5 per film! With a full membership you can also bring a friend along to any one screening free-of-charge. Just tell us on the door when you arrive with your friend and we will click your membership card.

A one year membership rolls over into next year's season if you join throughout the year. We also offer a 3-film membership so you can try it out and upgrade later. Join today!

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Our next three screenings: Monday 29th September, Monday 6th October and Monday 13th October - 6:15pm - Alice Cinematheque

29th: THE VANISHING SPRING LIGHT
Yu Xun | Canada/China | 2011 | 112 mins
Introducing the inhabitants of an old neighbourhood in southwest China which is undergoing urban renewal, particularly Grandma Jiang, who runs an (illegal) mahjong parlour in her front room.  
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6th: LETTERS TO FATHER JACOB
Klaus Härö | Finland | 2009 | M adult themes
A pardoned criminal is offered a second chance with a job in an isolated parsonage reading and composing letters for Father Jacob, a blind priest. “A lean, engrossing character study about loneliness, redemption and the power of faith.” – LA Weekly -
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13th: BRINGING UP BABY
Howard Hawks | USA | 1938 | 102 mins | G
Katharine Hepburn manages to unearth the hitherto hidden funny bone in placid paleontologist Cary Grant in this swiftest and screwiest of screwball comedies. “One of the finest screwball comedies ever… Fast, furious and very, very funny.” – Time Out -
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