Welcome to the Dunedin Film Society's 2017 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 near the intersection with Hanover St).

  • 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 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival  (Dunedin 10-27 August.
Download our 2017 Brochure & Membership form

Opening Night:  Wednesday 1 March, 7.30pm


Umimachi Diary

Kore-eda Hirokazu│Japan│2015│128 mins│HD│PG

Adapted from the bestselling serialized manga Umimachi Diary, the new film from Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda (Like Father, Like Son) is a deeply affecting drama about a fractured, all-female family. After their estranged father's death, three twenty-something sisters discover that they have a teenaged step-sibling whom they had never known of. Taking the shy young girl into their shared home, the sisters find their long-suppressed memories of their unhappy childhood stirred — and the painful past becomes fully present once more when the mother who had abandoned them suddenly reappears after 15 years.”- Toronto International Film Festival