To Film Enthusiasts city-wide.
This screening, at Alice 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 the Alice (alice.co.nz) and Lumière (lumierecinemas.co.nz) cinema screenings (8pm 7 March and 4pm 9 March); small fee may apply.
This screening is director Barry Jenkins's ‘Moonlight’.
A coming-of-age story about a young man from a hardscrabble Miami neighbourhood, this kaleidoscopic gem focuses on three periods of its subject’s life, chaptered by the different names and identities he assumes, or is given – “Little”, “Chiron” and “Black”. Lending heartfelt voice to characters who have previously been silenced or sidelined, 'Moonlight' is an astonishingly accomplished work – rich, sensuous and tactile, by turns heartbreaking and uplifting. The first time I saw it I swooned; the second time I cried like a baby. I can’t wait to see it again. Mark Kermode, 'Observer'
A USA production, 2016, 111 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 $30 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.)
For more information about our 2021 programme and membership options, or to request text or email reminders about our weekly or special events, go to our website – link above.
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Canterbury Film Society Team