Rialto Channel offers a superb range of specialist movie, documentary and entertainment programming. Here is an opportunity to see programming that you won't see anywhere else on New Zealand television. Rialto Channel appeals to movie lovers who want to be more than just entertained – you want to be informed, educated and involved.
AN ENDANGERED WORLD
Thursdays 8.30pm in October
To mark World Animal Day on October 4, Rialto Channel are premiering A RIVER BELOW (4th). Nominated at Tribeca Film Festival, this documentary examines the attempts to save the Amazon pink river dolphin from being hunted to extinction. LOVE & BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY (11th) follows a team of elephant rescuers on a daring mission across Thailand to rescue an Asian elephant. KANGAROO: A LOVE-HATE STORY (19th) reveals the truth around the love-hate relationship with Australia’s beloved icon. Industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed our oceans in peril, BLUE (25th) is a provocative and timely journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice.
Animal Welfare Documentaries on Thursday nights from the 4th at 8.30pm.
Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story
Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story
The Florida Project
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An unknown accident occurs in Tokyo Bay's Aqua Line, which causes an emergency cabinet to assemble. All of a sudden, a giant creature immediately appears, destroying town after town with its landing reaching the capital. This mysterious giant monster is named "Godzilla".
Steeped in theatrics, fantasy and psychology, The Seen and Unseen is haunting in its evocation of the supernatural communion between twin siblings, as Indonesian writer-director Kamila Andini interprets the minds of children facing pain and loss through the timeless language of Baliness arts and spirituality.
In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. One afternoon, a mysterious visitor shatters the idyll of Francisca's family life, deeply traumatising the young girl, but also awakening unique curiosities.
When you're dealing with demons, be careful what you wish for... In this ultra-unsettling occult nightmare, teenage Leah finds solace from the recent death of her father, and from her strained relationship with her mother, by dabbling in the dark arts.
Northern Ireland, 1960. Father Riley and Father Thornton are dispatched by the Vatican to investigate reports of a miracle, a statue of the Virgin Mary weeping blood, at a remote Catholic asylum for immoral women. Armed with 16mm film cameras to record their findings, the priests instead discover a depraved horror show of sadistic nuns.
Progressive Dutch couple, Martin Verfondern and Margo Pool, had only one dream - to live off the land, far from the constraints and complications of the city. But when they arrive in the crumbling Spanish village of Santoalla, the foreigners challenge the traditions of the town's sole remaining family.
The town of State College, the home of Penn State University, has long been known as ‘Happy Valley’, and its iconic figure for more than 40 years was Joe Paterno, the head coach of the school's storied football team. His programme was lauded for not only its success on the field but also its students' achievements in the classroom.
People come to the school to pay their respects to the victims of the massacre. Paweł shows Sławek the recording from the massacre showing the boy preventing Tosia from entering the hideaway. He threatens to make it public if Sławek does not help him.