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Queer Film Festival: Entertaining Mr Sloan

Tuesday, 9 March from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Canterbury Film Society & Christchurch Heroes are partners in a dazzling six-film mini film festival which runs throughout Ōtautahi’s 2021 Pride Week.
All events are free/koha. Most screenings are at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū in Montreal Street, as well as one each at Lumiere Cinema (26 Rolleston Ave) and Alice Cinemas (corner Tuam and High Streets).
Check www.canterburyfilmsociety.org.nz to confirm film events, times and venues. (*Check website for additional Lumière screenings).
 
“ENTERTAINING MR SLOAN”
A 1970 British black comedy directed by Douglas Hickox. Murder, homosexuality, nymphomania and sadism are among the themes of this black comedy focusing on a brother and sister who become involved with a young, sexy, amoral drifter with a mysterious past.
 
Synopsis: Kath is a lonely middle-aged woman living in the London suburbs with her ageing father Kemp, referred to as “DaDa”. When she meets the Mr. Sloane sunbathing on a tombstone in the cemetery near her home, she invites him to become a lodger. Soon after he accepts her offer, Kath seduces him. Her closeted brother Ed makes him the chauffeur, complete with a tight leather uniform, of his pink 1959 Pontiac Parisienne convertible. Kemp recognizes Mr. Sloane as the man who killed his boss years before, and stabs him in the leg with a gardening tool. Sloane, a handsome, sexy and completely amoral young man, joins Kath’s household as a lodger and proceeds to manipulate her and her brother, Ed. He is recognized by Kemp (Dadda) as the murderer of Kemp’s former employer, whereupon Sloane murders Kemp. Sloane’s “just desserts” are not what one would expect. — Noble Bell.
 
 
This event is free/koha and no registrations are essential. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis at Christchurch Art Gallery events and the Gallery will be open at least a half hour before screening.
Tickets for Alice and Lumiere screenings are also free but must be booked online or by phone and uplifted at least 15 minutes before screenings start. See https://lumierecinemas.co.nz/ and https://alice.co.nz/
For a full Queer Festival schedule, pick up a Canterbury Film Society brochure from city cafes, libraries or the Christchurch Art Gallery in Montreal Street or check out our online programme. Signing up for updates can also be done on the Canterbury Film Society website’s home page.
Parking: street parking is metered during the day and weekends but free after 5pm Mon-Sat. For Art Gallery or Lumiere events, the Art Gallery’s underground parking is $1 per half-hour. Alice Cinemas offers free parking during weekend and evening events (ask their friendly staff at the counter).
 
Enquiries to: canterburyfilmsoc@gmail.com
 
Let us take you further into film!
 
Cost: Free/Koha
Age: All Ages (Mature Content)
 
Chch Pride COVID-19 Policy:
– It is mandatory that people scan in using the QR code, or leave contact details.
– Please switch on Bluetooth on the Covid Tracing app.
– If you (or a close contact) is feeling ill; have any symptoms; are waiting for a Covid test result; or have been to any of the locations of interest at the specific times highlighted by the Ministry of Health and have not had a negative test, please refrain from coming to the event.

Venue

Lumiere Cinemas
26 Rolleston Ave, The Arts Centre
Christchurch, New Zealand
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