Film society to screen 18 movies

Showtime . . . Timaru Film Society will begin its season next Thursday with Memories of Murder. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Lights, camera, action — Timaru Film Society’s season is back for a seventh year.

The season will offer an eclectic mix of 18 movies from March to November. The viewing times will avoid school holidays and public holidays.

Spokeswoman Jayne Blakemore said the society wanted to keep the membership the same price as previous years and to give the coffers a little boost.

So it held a fundraiser.

That fundraiser, a movie viewing held on Tuesday evening, was fully booked.

She said the society had also gained some new members.

Ms Blakemore said over the past seven years the society had appreciated the ongoing support from Brent Birchfield and the staff at Movie Max Cinema who had hosted the festival.

‘‘They have supported us for all these years.

‘‘After seven years we’ve established a solid core group of film lovers but we’re always open to welcoming new members.’’

The first movie of the season, Memories of Murder, will be screened next Thursday at 6pm.

It is a crime thriller based on real-life serial killings that rocked a rural Korean community in the 1980s.

The 2024 schedule and details on how to become a member can be found at