1975Screenings were held three nights a week:
Tuesday nights at Lincoln College
FilmsDeath of a Bureacrat - Toma Gutierrez Alea - Cuba
La Salamandre - Alian Tanner - Switzerland
The Cranes are Flying - Mikhail Kalatozov - USSR
Comapny Limited - Satyaja Ray - India
Touch of Evil - Orson Wells - US
Manon - Henri Geroge Clouzot - France
BOF - Claude Faraldo - France
Une Vie - Alexandere Astruc - France
Savages - James Ivory - US
Les Parents Terribles - Jean Cocteau - France
A Sense of Loss - Marcel Ophuls - Ireland/US
The Promised Land - Chile
The Pistol - Jirr Tri - Sweden
Spirit of the Beehive - Victor Brice - Spain
L'Amour Fou - Jacques Rivette - France
The Battleship Potemkin - Sergei Eisentein - USSR
Tout Va Bien - Jean-Luc Godard - France
Henry V - Laurice Olivier - UK
La Bete Humaine - Jean Renoir - France
London Film Makers Coperative - series of 10 short experimental films.
The Blue Angel Joseph Von Sternberg - Germany
The Merry World of Leopold Z - ? - Canada
The Eyes Hears, the Ear See - Norman McLaren - Canada
Gertrud - Carl Dreyer - Germany
Viridinia - Luis Brunel - Italy/Mexico
Film Society Twenty-OneThe Press, Tuesday, September 23, 1975, p12.
The Canterbury film society will celebrate its twenty-first birthday with a party for members and friends in the Upper Common Room of the Student's Union Building next Saturday, at 8 p.m.
If the society has a regret it is that it has been able to show no more than a fraction of the world's better films to a fraction of the Christchurch cinema-going public.
The society now screens three times as many features each year as it did in 1954, and this year has more than 500 members. Its numerical strength in the early days was determined by its accommodation-in a privately-owned theatrette in Armagh Street east, which could only seat 56. Two sessions were necessary for each programme.
The group has known as Little Film Society until it merged with the newly-formed University of Canterbury Film Society in 1966. Its first president was John Oakley (1954-57) and first Secretary Olivia Spencer-Bower.
Two long-serving committee members of the now re-named Canterbury Film Society are Laurence Hayston, who joined the little Film Society in 1955, and Maurice Askew, who joined a few years ago. Mr Askew is now the president, and is also vice-president of the Federation of Film Societies. The Secretary is Robert Jackson.
During the entertainment on Saturday, the Society will screen, in the adjoining Ngaio Marsh Theatre, the Harold Lloyd classic, "Safety Last," produced by Hal Roach, which was revived with great success in the society's early years.