Welcome to the Canterbury Film Society!

Our 2017 season begins 6th March! Printable 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
6
March
A New Leaf
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Elaine May | USA | 1971 | PG cert Comedian Elaine May made her directing debut with this delightfully unorthodox…
13
March
Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Michel Gondry, USA 2013 Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Mood Indigo) and philosopher-activist Noam Chomsky talk…
20
March
Our Little Sister
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Kore-eda Hirokazu | Japan | 2015 | PG Three sisters in their 20s get to know their teenage half-sister in…
27
March
The Hidden Fortress
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Kurosawa Akira | Japan | 1958 | PG low level violence This tale of two bumbling peasants tricked into accompanying…
3
April
Throne of Blood
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Kurosawa Akira | Japan | 1957 | M violence & horror Starring Mifune Toshiro with Yamada Isuzu as his formidable…
10
April
Intersexion
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
This event is free to CFS members and $10 for non-members (door sales).  An award-winning New Zealand documentary by Grant…
24
April
Persepolis
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi | France/USA | 2007 | M offensive language Based on Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel about…
1
May
River of Grass
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Kelly Reichardt | USA | 1994 |  First feature by Kelly Reichardt. A 30-something housewife goes on the lam in…
8
May
Songs From the Second Floor
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Roy Andersson | Sweden/Norway/Denmark | 2000 | R16 violence & sex scenes An intensely visual, surrealist and frequently uproarious end-of-the-millennium…
15
May
About Elly
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Asghar Farhadi | Iran/France | 2009 | PG violence & coarse language This gripping mystery from award-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi…
22
May
On My Way
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Emmanuelle Bercot | France | 2013 | M violence, sexual references & offensive language Catherine Deneuve stars as a former…
29
May
The Hitch-Hiker
Where
Christchurch Art Gallery Auditorium
Ida Lupino | USA 1953 | M violence & offensive language This early film from pioneering director Ida Lupino is…