Note: This double feature from director Tearapa Kahi is an open night at which non-members are welcome with admission by donation/koha at the door. Members are invited to bring along friends, family members, colleagues etc.
To film enthusiasts city-wide.
The Canterbury Film Society meets every Monday night at 7.30pm at the Philip Carter Family Auditorium at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū and has membership prices to suit every pocket, eg a Flexi-Pass costs $30 for three films, may be shared amongst friends and has no expiry date.
New members are warmly welcome and are asked to come earlier than 7.30pm to speak to our membership team. Doors open at 7pm for socialising and for sales of food ($2) and drink ($2–$5). Please assist us by bringing in no outside food or drink. Thank you :)
7.30pm - "The Flight of Te Hookai", a 2009 NZ production, 57 minutes.
50 years ago, two men from Tainui – Wiremu Toetoe and Hemara Te Rerehau – took the trip of a lifetime on board the ‘Novara’ a Viennese scientific frigate and returned to New Zealand with... a printing press, a gift from the Emperor of Austria.
Local film maker Tearepa Kiha, also from Tainui, now retraces their footsteps via the journal of Hemara Te Rerehau, the younger of the two men, in a bid to learn more about their historic voyage and its impact on New Zealand, while trying to separate the myth from the story.
8.45pm - "Allan Baldwin: In Frame", a 2011 NZ production, 52 minutes.
In the 1960s Allan Baldwin, a young photographer, travelled through Aotearoa, obsessed with preserving the image of the moko, a Maori tattoo put on the chins of the Kuia women. Uncovering this breathtaking collections of photographs and his memories, the wisdom and beauty of an ancient culture is uniquely captured.
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Ngā mihi nui
Canterbury Film Society Team