Welcome to the Canterbury Film Society!

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. 

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.

 
Upcoming events
3
October
The Human Factor
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Bruno Oliviero, Italy 2013 (censors rating tbc) Silvio Orlando stars as a police inspector tasked with solving the complex murder…
10
October
Blancanieves
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Pablo Berger, Spain 2012 (M adult themes) This acclaimed and fabulously stylish Spanish film transplants a classic fairy tale to…
29
February
Wadjda
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Haifaa Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia/Germany 2012 (PG cert) The first-ever feature to be made entirely in Saudi Arabia is directed by…
7
March
Babette’s Feast
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Gabriel Axel, Denmark 1987 (PG cert) Cinematic, gastronomic treat starring Stéphane Audran as a French cook fleeing the tribulations of…
14
March
Eat Drink Man Woman
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Ang Lee, Taiwan 1994 (PG sexual references) Sophisticated inter-generational comedy revolving around the dinner table a widowed master chef shares…
21
March
Weekend
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Andrew Haigh, UK 2011 (R16 drug use, sex scenes, offensive language) “A brief encounter proves mutually disarming for two temperamentally…
28
March
The Palm Beach Story
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Preston Sturges, USA 1942 (G cert) “Sturges was riding high in the early ’40s, writing and directing comedies of such…
4
April
Tampopo
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Itami Juzo, Japan 1985, 115mins (M sex scenes) Dubbed a ‘ramen western’ on release, this offbeat comedy about the search…
11
April
The Go-Between
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Joseph Losey, UK 1971 (M cert)   The past is a foreign country in this evocative adaptation of LP Hartley’s…
18
April
Twin Peaks: Fire walk with me
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
David Lynch, France/USA 1992 (R16 cert) This oft-maligned prequel to Lynch’s cult TV show traces the last days of Laura…
25
April
Early Days Yet
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Shirley Horrocks, 2001 PG 73mins “Early Days Yet, directed by Shirley Horrocks, is a documentary about New Zealand poet Allen…
2
May
Fish Tank
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Andrea Arnold, UK 2009 (R16 sex scenes, offensive language, content may disturb) Katie Jarvis and Michael Fassbender star in this…