To Film Enthusiasts city-wide.
This screening, at Lumière Cinemas, is part of our dazzling six-film Queer Film Festival running during Pride Week in collaboration with Christchurch Heroes. This four-day mini-festival is open to the public, ie non-CFS members, with free entry to all Christchurch Art Gallery screenings (koha/donations always appreciated) on a first-to-arrive basis.
NOTE: Limited free (or one cent) tickets must be booked in advance to Alice Cinema website and Lumière Cinema website. Screenings (8pm 7 March and 4pm 9 March); small fee may apply.
This screening is director Douglas Hickox's ‘Entertaining Mr Sloane’.
At its heart, the tale is a simple one and quite traditional in its mores: a young man does a bad thing and gets his comeuppance. That young man is the titular Mr Sloane, though we never know all the details of what he's done or, indeed, anything about his past before that. Stumbled upon in a graveyard by the primly lascivious Kath, he takes up residence as her lodger, only to discover that her short-sighted father may have witnessed him committing his crime. To complicate things further, he catches the eye of her brother Ed, who soon finds himself in a position to blackmail him. The balance of power shifts between the three as the farce develops. - Jennie Kermode, 'Eye for Film'
UK production, 1970, 94 minutes.
The Canterbury Film Society meets every Monday night at 7:30pm in the 178-seat Phillip Carter Auditorium at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, with breaks for public holidays and the International Film Festival. We’ve made joining easy and there are membership prices to suit every pocket: choose one of our 12-month memberships or a Flexi-Pass that gives access to any three films of choice, may be shared amongst friends and has no expiry date. New members are warmly welcome and asked to come earlier than 7:30pm 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 7 pm 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 special screenings at other times, door open half an hour early.)
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