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Visual memoir . . . Kirsten Johnson turns the camera on herself and the decades of film she has gathered in Cameraperson, which will be the opening film of the Timaru Film Society's 2019 programme. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

by Greta Yeoman

The Timaru Film Society has released its 2019 programme.

The year of regular screenings, which will now be held on Monday evenings, will begin on March 11.

Documentary CamerapersonĀ is the first film for the year, which features film-maker Kirsten Johnson in a visual memoir, complete with the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world.

Other films on the programme include 1950s classic Sunset Boulevard, Swedish comedy-drama A Man Called Ove, which was released in 2015, and I Am Not Your Negro, which looks at the long-standing history of racial tensions in America, complete with writing from James Baldwin voiced-over by Samuel L. Jackson.

The array of films ranges from recent NZ International Film Festival selections to those made over the past decade or earlier.

David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive (2001) will screen on July 22, while It Happened One Night, screening in September, takes viewers back to the cinema of the 1930s.

There are 18 films that the Timaru society will screen this year, closing out with 2013’s In A World . . ., in which an underachieving voice coach finds herself competing in the movie trailer voice-over profession against her arrogant father and his protege.

For more information on the Timaru Film Society or for the full programme, visit nzfilmsociety.org.nz/timaru.

The society’s screenings are held fortnightly on Mondays at 7pm at MovieMax Digital, on the corner of Sophia and Canon Sts.