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School's Out

Sébastien Marnier | 2018 | 104 mins | France | Rating TBC


Screened in cooperation with Institut Français and the Embassy of France

A substitute teacher discovers that six of his students exert a strange influence over the rest of the school and they may have had a hand in the suicide of their previous teacher.

Monday 27 September, 7.30pm

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

Open to the public - entry by donation/koha

Doors open at 7pm

Masks must be worn. Scan in at the door. Social distancing 2m in foyer; 1m in theatre with seating within 'bubbles'. MeetUp at Fiddlesticks 6.30pm. Looking forward to seeing you all again.  Ngā mihi nui.

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.  


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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!

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