Welcome to the Canterbury Film Society!

Mondays 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)

Printable 2017 schedule available HERE

In 2017 we have a 27-film season of amazing films. A society membership gives you entry to all 27 films as well as discounted tickets to the NZIFF. A membership makes a wonderful gift and it's a great way for passionate filmgoers to access films not available on the big screen anywhere else.  

In association with the New Zealand Federation of Film Societies, we present a top-quality season of films that screen at 7:30pm every Monday from late February to early October at the Christchurch Art Gallery's auditorium in central Christchurch.

The 27-film season covers a wide variety of cinematic experiences: cinema classics, arthouse rarities, international cinema and documentaries as well as local cinema and shorts.

We have a fantastic mix of films this year and are also showcasing some groups of films linked by people, places or style.

For a one-year membership you get twenty-seven festival-quality films, all on the big screen and in a film club atmosphere - that's less than $5 per film! With a full membership, you can also bring a friend along to any one screening free of charge.

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

 

Where we are

This is the location of the Christchurch Art Gallery, which is where we showcase our films throughout the year.

 
Upcoming events
3
July
That Man From Rio
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Philippe de Broca | France/Italy | 1964 | G This boisterous, wildly entertaining adventure film stars Jean-Paul Belmondo as a…
10
July
Kes
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Ken Loach | UK | 1969 | PG coarse language Ken Loach’s breakthrough film follows a tormented young boy whose…
17
July
Hippocrates
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Thomas Lilti | France | 2014 | M offensive language & sexual references Thomas Lilti (A Country Doctor) draws from…
24
July
Fatima
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Philippe Faucon | France/Canada | 2015 | PG coarse language Winner of the 2016 César for Best Film, Fatima is…
31
July
Everyone Else
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Maren Ade | Germany | 2009 | M sex scenes Breakthrough film from the director of festival favourite Toni Erdmann.…
28
August
Standing Tall
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Emmanuelle Bercot | France | 2015 Catherine Deneuve and Benoît Magimel star as a family court judge and a social…
4
September
The Missing Picture
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery
Rithy Panh, Cambodia/France 2013 This Academy Award-nominated doco from Cambodia draws on many media to recount the terrible legacy of…
11
September
Theeb
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Audatorium
Naji Abu Nowar | Jordan/Qatar/UAE/UK | 2015 | M violence Set in 1916, this suspenseful, historically freighted Jordanian film concerns…
18
September
Wild Tales
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Audatorium
Damián Szifron | Argentina/Spain | 2014 | R16 violence, offensive language & sex scenes A surprise sensation from Argentina, Wild…
25
September
Cemetery of Splendour
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Thailand/UK/Germany/France | 2015 | M adult themes A hospital full of sleeping soldiers is haunted by matters…
2
October
Tangerines
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery
Zaza Urushadze | Estonia/Georgia | 2013 | M violence & offensive language This poignant and slyly witty drama set in…
9
October
Ministry of Fear
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Fritz Lang | USA | 1944 | PG low level violence Ray Milland stars in this ultra-noir adaptation of Graham…