Iranian Cinema

And Life Goes On...

Abbas Kiarostami | 1992 | 91 mins | Iran | PG​

After the 1990 earthquake, a film director travels to the devastated area searching for the villagers who acted in Where is the Friend's Home?

Monday 8 June, 7.45pm

Isaac Theatre Royal

New members welcome — please join online

Entry from 7.15pm, please do not arrive earlier as there is another function nearby which needs to begin before us.

Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase (cash and Eftpos) at the theatre’s upstairs bar.

Currently screening at the Isaac Theatre Royal

Due to current social distancing requirements, our regular venue – the Christchurch Art Gallery – has been limited to admitting only 57 individual guests into its 178-seat auditorium.


To accommodate our membership during this time we’ve arranged to temporarily relocate our Monday night screenings just down Gloucester Street to the Isaac Theatre Royal.


We will be based at the Isaac Theatre Royal for June and will be posting updates via our website and social media.

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!

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 Monday nights throughout the year from February through October at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, but due to Covid-19 restrictions we’ll be screening at the Issac Theatre Royal until further notice.


Full membership provides access to all our regular screenings. With over thirty-five films being shown every year, we bring our members into an extraordinary world of cinema for less than $5 per film.


We encourage new members to join us and offer a Flexi-Pass trial so you can come to any three films we’re screening for $30.  We also have regular open events with free entry to all (koha/donations always appreciated).


Come and join us on Monday nights – doors open 7.00pm with an opportunity to socialise and buy drinks and food beforehand. Screenings start at 7.30pm. 


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