7:30pm - Ariel
An out-of-work coal miner seeks his destiny in a white Cadillac.
“Effortlessly shifting gears from road film to worker drama to prison story, Kaurismäki’s deadpan saga is filled with oblique sight (and sound) gags.” – Premiere
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki in 1988, a Finnish production with a running time of 72 minutes and screens in HD colour. The censorship rating is PG and it is in Finnish with English subtitles.
9pm - "The Match Factory Girl"
This mordantly funny tale of revenge features a memorable performance from Kaurismäki regular Kati Outinen.
“A weirdo masterpiece… funky and minimalist, caustic and heartfelt, puckishly wry and despairingly dark.” – LA Times
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki in 1990, a Finnish production with a running time of 69 minutes and screens in HD colour. The censorship rating is PG and it is in Finnish with English subtitles.
Go to the CFS website to view film trailers, read reviews and for more information about the films.
The Canterbury Film Society offers weekly screenings of top-quality arthouse, international, local, rare and classic feature films, documentaries and more. Full membership provides access to all screenings during our February–November season in the Philip Carter Family Auditorium at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, for under $4 per film!
We welcome new members of all ages and provide a friendly, inclusive atmosphere with drinks and snacks for purchase and opportunities to socialise each Monday night. We run a carefully curated programme over nine months, each film introduced by a guest presenter.
We run DVD swap nights, coffee and chat sessions after some films, and regular Open Nights (ie non-members welcome) so you can come along and sample our wares, or bring other people along. We work hard to captivate, inform and inspire film buffs as well as those on the hunt for alternatives to mainstream cinema. We’re quite literally the best-kept film screening secret in town!
The 2019 35-film season runs on Mondays, beginning at 7.30pm, from 18 February to 11 November (except public holidays and August Mondays that coincide with the NZ International Film Festival). Three events are double features.
See our website or pick up a brochure from the Christchurch Art Gallery or a public library to read about the Society and the 2019 programme, including our Open Events at which non-members are welcome. This season’s remaining Open Events, listed below, are by donation/koha unless indicated otherwise:
- Monday 14 Oct at 7.30pm, “The Flight of the Te Hookioi” and “Allan Baldwin In Frame”
- Monday 31 Oct at 7.30pm, “Suspiria” and “Re-animator” (Halloween Spook-Night Special double feature). Tickets $10; drinks $5; fangs optional!
Doors open at 7pm for socialising, drinks ($5 and $2) and home baking ($2). We ask that no outside food be brought to the event – thank you.
Membership can be purchased online or at the venue on the night (be there by 7.15pm and speak to the Membership Secretary).
Metered street parking is free after 6pm. The CAG carpark is $1 per half hour or part thereof – www.ccc.govt.nz/transport/parking/carpark
Annual membership runs for 12 months from the date of joining and is $132 for a full new member, discounted membership is $122, tertiary student membership is $70 and youth membership (13–18 years of age) is only $50.
This year we are also offering two half-year membership options from Feb–Jun and Jul–Nov for $70. Full membership entitles members to discounted IFF events and free entry to screenings at all 13 Societies nationwide.
Our three-film $30 Flexi-Pass membership is also very popular. This has no expiry date and can be used for entry to three events of your choice or shared amongst friends.
Visit the website to sign up for email updates, join the Canterbury Film Society online or for Membership Secretary contact details.
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