We have an amazing 30-film season to look forward to. This year we have several groups of films linked by people and places including Italian, German and Classic films, a selection of British female directors, two films by the Taiwanese New Wave master Hou Hsiao-Hsien and a collection of culinary-based films!
Download a printable copy of the 2016 programme here.
SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT: Tuesday 5 July, 7pm, Christchurch Art Gallery. Debut screening of Afghanistan: The Soldiers’ Story $15/ticket. Door sales available from 6.30pm. Drinks/snacks available. Cash only.
The Canterbury Film Society is pleased to support South Coast Productions with its debut screening of Afghanistan: The Soldiers’ Story, a sensitive and moving eye-witness account of New Zealand troops in Afghanistan and experiences of their families back home. Several years in the making, this film was created without funding and uses footage captured by one of the soldiers who survived the 2012 bomb blast that killed three of his colleagues, including Christchurch army medic Jacinda Baker. Corporal Baker was the first female New Zealand soldier to be killed in action. An introduction to the film will be cameraman Corporal Aaron Horrell, and there will be time for questions and answers at the end. This special event will be held at our usual venue, the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna a Waiwhetu, 49 Worcester Boulevard, on Tuesday 5 July at an (earlier-than-usual) time of 7pm. Mulled wine, drinks and food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 and are not covered by CFS membership. This is a fundraising opportunity and we encourage you to come and bring a friend. "
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 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.
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 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.
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.