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Made In Italy
Saturday 7 Aug, 8.30pm
A bohemian artist returns to Italy with his estranged son to sell the house they inherited from his late wife. Starring Liam Neeson.


Saturday 21 Aug, 8.30pm
Boxer Matty Burton's life and marriage is impacted by a serious head injury. 2017. UK. Director: Paddy Considine. Starring: Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker


Saturday 28 Aug, 8.30pm
An astronaut prepares for one year apart from her daughter, on a mission aboard the International Space Station. 2019. France/Germany. Director: Alice Winocour. Starring: Eva Green, Matt Dillon


The More You Ignore Me
Sunday 29 Aug, 8.30pm
A young mother struggling with mental illness develops an obsession with the local weatherman, which leads to an admission to a psychiatric hospital. Staring Sheridan Smith, Mark Addy and Jo Brand.


Icons of Fashion and Pop Culture
Every Thursday night in August at 8.30pm
Rialto Documentary this month includes: The Air Of The Time, One Man And His Shoes, That Click, House Of Cardin.


Friday Night Comedy Festival
Every Friday Night in August at 8.30pm
Friday Night Comedy Festival on Rialto includes: Lucky Grandma, Stage Mother, Lockdown Dirty Criminals, Lazy Susan.


Boswell And Johnson's Scottish Road Trip 
Mondays from 2 Aug, 8.30pm
In 1773, writer Samuel Johnson made a grand tour of Scotland with his friend, James Boswell. Both wrote their own, very different account, of the journey. Now, comedian Frank Skinner and novelist Denise Mina, set out to recreate the same trip.


Cinema And The Cold War 
Mondays from 2 Aug, 9.15pm
From post WW2 to the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 this series explores an important and powerful era of film making.


Beethoven: The Five Cello Sonatas 
Wednesday 4 Aug, 7pm
Beethoven’s entire work for cello and piano in a single concert is a special experience and provides a journey into the depths of the German composer’s soul with each sonata representing all three of Beethoven’s major creative periods. 


Cuban Dancer 
Saturday 7 Aug, 8pm
When talented Cuban ballet student Alexis moves to Florida, he must overcome rejection and homesickness as he struggles to find his way in the bourgeois and elitist world of American ballet while remaining faithful to his roots.


Pompeii: Sin City 
Saturday 14 Aug, 8pm
A city cloaked in mystery which has influenced culture and art throughout history. Explore what Pompeii was actually like: how its citizens lived their lives, spent their free time, experienced pleasure, passion, religion and their fate.


Saturday 21 Aug, 8pm
A prodigious chef mounts his culinary comeback, eyeing the most competitive street in America as a stage for his ode to the dying art of handmade pasta.
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