To Film Enthusiasts city-wide.
Welcome to our Human Rights Film Festival.
In collaboration with Amnesty International, this four-film four-day (20-23 September) mini-festival is open to members of the public on a first-come-first-served basis with free entry to all screenings (koha/donations always appreciated).
This screening is director Feras Fayyad's ‘Last Men in Aleppo’.
The film brings the Syrian Civil War to life by following members of the White Helmets – ordinary citizens who volunteer as rescue workers and rush towards explosions to save lives.
Winner of the Grand Jury Documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival and described by indieWire's David Ehrlich as, "An unforgettable and essential documentary about something that demands to be seen, even if it can never hope to be understood."
A Denmark/Syria production, 2017, 104 minutes, R16 rating.
The Canterbury Film Society meets every Monday night (with breaks for public holidays) at 7.30pm (plus some additional screenings, like this festival) at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. We have 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 early to speak to our membership team. (Downloading a membership form from our website and filling it in before you come is helpful.) Doors open at half-an-hour before the screening time 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 :)
For more information about our 2020 programme and membership options, to view the trailer and request text or email reminders about our weekly or special events, go to our website – link above.
VENUE: During this time of changing COVID-19 levels please visit the CFS website prior to attending each screening to check the venue.
CFS brochures may be uplifted from the Christchurch Art Gallery, city libraries, WEA, Lumière and Alice Cinemas, and Addington Coffee Co-op.
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Canterbury Film Society Team