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Paris, Texas – Canterbury Film Society Open Night


Mon 27 Aug 2018, 7:30pm–10:00pm

Where: Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Cnr Worcester Boulevard and Montreal St, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Be part of the Canterbury Film Society's 60th anniversary season and join us for this open night when non-members are welcome with admission by donation/koha at the door.

1984 Cannes Palme d'Or winner “Paris, Texas” was directed by Wim Wenders, is a West German/French/UK production with a running time of 145 minutes and screens in high definition colour. The censorship rating is PG and it is in English.

German cinema pioneer Wim Wenders brought his keen eye for landscape to the American Southwest in "Paris, Texas", a profoundly moving character study written by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Sam Shepard.

A "Guardian" reviewer commented: "Beneath its cool urban trappings, it’s a story of detached men scouring the frontier to restore domestic order to a world out of balance."

Go to the CFS website to view film trailer, read reviews and for more information about the film.

For newcomers, please note the Canterbury Film Society offers weekly screenings of top-quality arthouse, international, local, rare and classic feature films, documentaries and more.

Full membership provides access to all screenings through our eight-month season in the Philip Carter Family Auditorium at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, for just over $4 per film!

CFS provides a friendly, welcoming atmosphere with drinks and snacks for purchase, opportunities to socialise, guest introductions, and a carefully curated programme of films that is sure to captivate, inform and inspire film buffs as well as those searching for alternatives to mainstream cinema.

This year's 30-film season runs on Mondays from 26 February to 15 October (except public holidays and Mondays that coincide with the NZ International Film Festival) with screenings at 7:30pm. Also diary 2pm Sunday 4 November for a final, special screening.

Doors open at 7pm and membership can be purchased via the website or on the night. Metered street parking is free after 6pm. The CAG underground carpark is free for the first hour then $1 per half hour.

New members are warmly welcome. Annual membership runs for 12 months from the date of joining and is $132 for a full new member, concession membership is $122 and tertiary/secondary student membership is only $70.

Alternatively, buy a three-film $30 Flexi-Pass membership that has no expiry date to use on three separate occasions – or invite two friends to come to the film of your choice. Join on the website or membership enquiries to Marina Chester (03) 9604-629.

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