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Queer Film Festival: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Monday, 8 March from 7:30 pm-9:30 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.
The brilliantly innovative, heart- breaking, and wickedly funny
landmark musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that’s been called “ground-breaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time” (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) and winner of four 2014 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and promises to take North America by storm with what Time Magazine proclaims is “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever!”
Synopsis: A gender-queer punk-rock singer from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.
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.


Monday, 8 March
7:30 pm-9:30 pm
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Christchurch Art Gallery
Montreal Street, Christchurch Central City,
Christchurch, New Zealand
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