Taking you further into film
Welcome to the Dunedin Film Society's 2014 season of classic and contemporary cinema from across New Zealand and around the world.

Enjoy the big screen experience with us at the University of Otago's Red Lecture Theatre (located near the side entrance of the Scott Building, Great King St, across from the emergency entrance to the Dunedin Public Hospital).

  • Exciting cinema that pushes the boundaries
  • See films you may never have heard of - you'll be surprised how much you enjoy them
  • Weekly screenings that give you time to reflect
  • Exceptional value - a full membership subscription works out to less than $3 a film (there is no additional admission fee)
  • Great discounts at local cinemas (Rialto and Metro), and the 2014 New Zealand International Film Festival  (Dunedin 31 July-17 August) and the Dunedin Italian Film Festival.
Download our 2014 Brochure and membership form

Next screening:  Wednesday 24 September, 7.00pm

Grin without a Cat GRIN WITHOUT A CAT
Le fond de l'air est rouge
Chris MarkerFrance1977/1993177 minsDigitalG
Chris Marker's remarkable documentary about the rise and fall of the New Left in the 1960s and 1970s was originally released in 1977, but was reworked in 1993 in the wake of the Cold War's end and the collapse of the Soviet Union. A Grin Without a Cat is divided into two parts. The first part, called "Fragile Hands,' focuses on the emergence of leftist movements circa 1967, the Vietnam War serving as the lightning rod for radicals of all stripes to come together to agitate for their utopian dreams. The second part, entitled 'Severed Hands,' details the slow demise of the invigorated left, from forces within (the discord between different factions) and without (the role of the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. in keeping the countries in their backyards in line). - Elbert Ventura, Rovi  

Please note the earlier starting time.