A Private War

Saturday 25 April 8.30pm

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Rialto Channel are very proud to be presenting 'Reel Women' throughout March and April, focussing on the female actors and filmmakers who shine the spotlight on the talent and importance of the female perspective, to allow and ensure all creative, emotive, inspirational female stories are told. Iconic kiwi television legend Judy Bailey will be presenting this two month event, and NZ actors and filmmakers will be invited to share their stories and opinions on the strength and future of females in the film and television industry.



Saturday 4 April 8.30pm Channel 039

A clever re-imagining of the classic Shakespearean play but told from Ophelia’s perspective.

Last Flag Flying

Saturday 11 April 8.30pm Channel 039

In 2003, thirty years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic, Richard "Doc" Shepherd, re-unites with two former marines, Sal and Mueller, on a different type of mission.

Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

Saturday 18 April 8.30pm Channel 039

August 18, 1966, South Vietnam, amidst a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 largley inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers, are fighting for their lives.

A Private War

Saturday 25 April 8.30pm Channel 039

Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin was an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado.

Happy Ending

Monday 6 April 8.30pm Channel 039

Helle has been waiting forever for her workaholic husband Peter to retire, so they can enjoy the autumn of their lives together.

One Last Deal

Monday 13 April 8.30pm Channel 039

Elderly art dealer Olavi is about to retire. Olavi has always put business and art before everything, even his family, and cannot imagine life without work.

Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema

Wednesday Nights in April 8.30pm Channel 039

Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema is an epic exploration of cinema history, through the lens of some of the world’s greatest directors – all women.


Thursday 2 April 8.30pm Channel 039

Shirley Horrocks, cine-biographer of many notable New Zealand artists, (Peter Peryer: The Art Of Seeing), delivers an invaluable survey of the work and legacy of one of our most exceptional scientists and public figures. Sir Paul Callaghan, physicist, science communicator, entrepreneur and 2011 New Zealander of the Year, died in 2012, of cancer, when he was in his prime.

A Seat At The Table

Thursday 9 April 8.30pm Channel 039

When Frenchman Daniel Le Brun moved to New Zealand in the 1970s, he declared its wine was nothing short of garbage. Fast forward nearly forty years and Kiwi wine has gained international respect and prestige, especially Marlborough’s Sauvignon Blanc.

Marie Antoinette

Friday 10 April 8.30pm Channel 039

A sumptuous biopic of the beautiful Queen of France who became a symbol for the wanton extravagance of the 18th century monarchy, and was eventually stripped of her riches and finery, imprisoned and beheaded by her own subjects during the French Revolution that began in 1789.


Friday 3 April 8.30pm Channel 039

The “Queen of French Cinema”, Agnès Varda. The last documentary from a fascinating storyteller as she reflects on her life behind the camera and turns the lens on herself.

The Accident

Sunday 5 April 8.30pm Channel 039

A group of teenagers break into a construction site, when an explosion claims the lives of several of the children.

Cold Call

Sunday 5 April 8.30pm Channel 039

Cold Call is a dark thriller set in Manchester, detailing the story of a single mother, June, after a cold call scam threatens to derail her life.

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