To film enthusiasts city-wide.
Note: This is an open event at which non-members are welcome with admission by donation/koha at the door. Members are invited to bring along friends, family members, colleagues. Non-ticketed; first-come-first-served (come early to avoid disappointment).
The Canterbury Film Society meets every Monday night (with breaks for public holidays and the International Film Festival – 6 to 23 August) at 7.30pm at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. Our 2020 season offers 37 events, including two film festivals. 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 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 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.
This screening is director Yōjirō Takita's 'Departures' and is presented in co-operation with the Japanese Consulate of Christchurch.
A cellist moves to his old hometown after he is rendered jobless due to his orchestra dissolving. He answers a classifieds ad entitled 'Departures' and finds his life changing due to his new job.
“Departures is about life, death, grief and loss, but it's also, in a quietly effective way, about coming to terms with expectations.” – The Age (Australia)
A Japan production, 2008, 130 minutes, HD, colour, M, In Japanese with English subtitles.
For more information about our 2020 programme, to view the trailer and request text or email reminders about our weekly or special events, go to our website – link above.
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 - 021-405-039