France, with Léa Seydoux as the journalist with the name of the country. Screening on 28 August. One of the French films we are screening in cooperation with Institut Français and the Embassy of France.

Fabulous films from near and far, past and present.

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The Wellington Film Society is open to everyone

Most screenings are open to members only, and membership gives you free entry to all our screenings

This year’s programme runs from from 27 February to 4 December.

You can join at any time of the year, with membership running for 12 months from the month of joining. That’s 35 screenings for less than $3.50 a movie – just $120 yearly, with Discounted and Youth membership even less. And you can start with a 3 film sampler and upgrade to a full membership later.

Screenings are on Monday evenings at 6:15pm. at the Embassy Theatre.

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All our screenings are in the 800 seat ‘Grand’ Theatre at the Embassy
Blondini's Jazz Lounge and Cafe at The Embassy Theatre

Doors open at 5:30, which gives you time to meet a friend for a snack and drink in the glorious Art Deco Blondini’s Jazz Lounge & Cafe on the first floor.

NZIFF Announce 8 Documentaries
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Merkel – an intimate portrait. One of 8 documentaries announced today.

Whānau Marama, the beloved New Zealand International Film Festival, returns to Wellington from 27 July to 13 August this year. This week they’ve announced eight extrordinary documentaries covering a wide range of subjects from around the world. …read more

Doc Edge Festival 2023

A total of 71 local and international films will be in cinemas and on Doc Edge virtual cinema over 47 days. Categories include , Being Oneself, Making an Impact, Crime and Conspiracy, and New Zealand Shorts. Look out for films on Frances Hodgkins, Jane Campion, Ans Westra, and Dames Kate and Miranda Harcourt. Details here...

Vive le cinéma!

L’OR French Film Festival Aotearoa 2023 Wellington season is running from 7 June to 28 June, here at The Embassy Theatre. If you désir a drama, something scénique, très thrilling, ou peut-être une comédie, there are 23 great films to chose from. As well as The Embassy, you can see some or all of them at Light House theatres, Penthouse Cinema and Cafe, and Roxy Cinema.

The Embassy Grand is hosting the opening, with a special 5:15 for 6:00pm event. Wine and cheese at 5:15 to celebrate the opening, followed by a screening of Masquerade, an official selection from Cannes Film Festival 2022. The blurb promises “glamour, sex, money and manipulation combining in a deadly vortex on the unassuming shores of the dreamy Côte d’Azur…”

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And of course, if you enjoy French films, we have seven great French films in our own programme starting with France on 28 August. Thanks to Institut Français and the Embassy of France for their support.


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