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Film friendly . . . Timaru film society bulletins from 1961. PHOTO: GEORGE CLARK

by George Clark

The Timaru Film Society is dually celebrating its third and 70th year.

Film society secretary Jayne Blakemore had played a part in the club since its establishment in 2017, only to find out last year that the city had previously had a film society.

“The National Film Society office let us know there had been an original film society and it just happened to be coming into its 70th year,” she said.

“We have two original members at the moment but would love some new faces to join us.”

A year-long membership entitles members to watch 18 films, beginning on Monday, February 3 with 2017’s UK/Zambian film I Am Not A Witch, from director Rungano Nyon.