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Mon 26 Feb 2018, 7:30pm–9:20pm

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 60th Anniversary Season!

This season-opening free event (koha welcome) is open to the public and features a film shown during our very first season in 1958. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine/bubbly/soda and nibbles.

In "The Blue Angel" Marlene Dietrich stars as showgirl Lola, the main attraction at The Blue Angel nightclub. When dour Professor Emmanuel Rath (silent film leading man Emil Jannings) discovers his pupils mooning over saucy postcards of the cabaret star, he is enraged by their depravity.

Visiting the club to denounce its louche activities, Professor Rath too is seduced by Lola’s charms, and in turn compromises his own standing.

Director Josef Von Sternberg (Germany, 1930)
104 mins
PG Low level violence
In German with English subtitles

Go to CFS website to view film trailer.

Doors open for this first-night screening at 6:45pm. Shout yourself a $2 raffle ticket and be in to win one of two epic prize packs full of film-related goodies and vouchers from local businesses (drawn 9 April).

A member of the NZ Federation of Film Societies, CFS offers weekly screenings of top-quality arthouse, international, local, rare and classic feature films, documentaries and more – all on the big screen, the way nature intended! Let us take you further into film.

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

We provide 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.

The 2018 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.

The Christchurch Art Gallery is a generous contemporary space. Membership can be purchased via the website or on the night. Metered street parking is free after 6pm. The CAG underground carpark is currently free for the first hour, then $1 per half hour.

New members are always 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.

Or, buy a three-film $30 Flexi-Pass membership that has no expiry date. Use it on three separate occasions or invite two friends to come to the film of your choice. Join on the website or membership enquiries to Helen on 021 405-039.

For more information on the 2018 CFS film schedule, visit the website or find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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