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The Salt of the Earth

Charles Laughton | 1955 | 93 min | USA | PG

The life and work of Sebastião Salgado, the undisputed master of monumental photojournalism, is explored in this stunning documentary.

Monday 2 August, 7.30pm

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

New members welcome

Doors open at 7.00pm

Taking you further into film

The Canterbury Film Society provides a carefully curated programme of films to captivate, inform and inspire film enthusiasts as well as those on the hunt for alternatives to mainstream cinema. ​ We screen films on Mondays nights through the year from February through October at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.


Full membership provides access to all our regular screenings. With 42 films being offered in 2021 season, we bring our members extraordinary films for less than $4 per screening.


We offer new members a Flexi-Pass trial, i.e. any three films for $30. (These may be shared and have no expiry date.) Check out our Open Events with free entry (koha/donations appreciated).


Come and join us on Monday nights – doors open 7.00pm for the purchase of drinks and food and socialising. Screenings start at 7.30pm with a short presentation by a guest speaker.  


Become part of the best-kept film screening secret in town!

Three films for $30!

Come and try out the Canterbury Film Society with our Flexi Pass for just $30.  Any three films of your choice and no expiry date!

Canterbury Film Society is committed to bring you film - with safety plans in place for Level 1 and Level 2.  The Christchurch Art Gallery has seating which allows us to have up to 100 people with 1 metre gaps between bubbles, so if you are feeling well, come scan yourself in and join us.

Sign-up for more information about our weekly screenings of top-quality arthouse, international, local, rare and classic feature films, documentaries, and more – all on the big screen, the way nature intended!

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2021 Brochure out now!

Available at the Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch City Libraries, and other locations in the central city.

Download a copy here – or send us your contact details and we’ll pop one in the post to you.