Please note earlier than usual start at 6 pm.
To Film Enthusiasts city-wide.
The Canterbury Film Society meets every Monday night, usually at 7.30 pm, 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 7.30 pm 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.
This screening is a family-connected double feature of New Zealand productions in our Colonial Visions bracket of films.
6 pm: Director Merata Mita's ‘Mauri’, 1988, 90 minutes, PG.
A story set among the colourful characters of a once thriving settlement, Te Mata, upon whom the encroachment by Europeans spells disaster.
7.45 pm: Director Heperi Mita's 'Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen', 2018, 95 minutes, E.
An examination of the life and work of filmmaker and activist Merata Mita by her son, intertwining family, film and activism.
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.
Venue: Screenings are held in the Phillip Carter Auditorium at the Christchurch Art Gallery. This is a 178-seat tiered theatre with excellent sound and visual facilities.
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Canterbury Film Society Team