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Noma: My
Perfect Storm

Wednesday 1 February 8.30pm

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Just Eat It:
A Food Waste Story

Wednesday 8 February 8.30pm

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Channel 039

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.


Wednesdays from 1 February 8.30pm Channel 039

Gastro nomad extraordinaire Peta Mathias presents 'Food for Thought'. Food themed documentaries every Wednesday night in February.


Noma: My Perfect Storm

Wednesday 1 February 8.30pm Channel 039

'Noma My Perfect Storm' is a feature-length documentary film about the renowned Chef René Redzepi set against the backdrop of his Copenhagen-based restaurant, NOMA.

Just Eat It:
A Food Waste Story

Wednesday 8 February 8.30pm Channel 039

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?

Finding Gaston

Wednesday 15 February 8.30pm Channel 039

There are many great chefs around the world. Only one is considered to be a national hero. Meet Chef Gaston Acurio and his world as we find out the stories, the inspirations and the dreams behind the man that has taken his cuisine outside the kitchen in a mission to change his country with food. This delightful film will take you on a journey into the world of Peruvian cuisine to discover the power of food in Peru.

City Of Gold

Wednesday 22 February 8.30pm Channel 039

The first food critic to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize, Jonathan Gold is esteemed for his perception as a cultural observer as well as a culinary expert.

Summer In February

Sunday 26 February 8.30pm Channel 039

A true tale of love, liberty and scandal amongst the Edwardian bohemian artists colony in Cornwall. A sweeping romance set on the picturesque coasts of pre-war England, Summer in February is based on the true story of painter Sir Alfred Munnings and his blue-blood best friend Gilbert.


Sunday 19 February 8.30pm Channel 039

An old Jewish baker struggles to keep his business afloat until his young Muslim apprentice drops cannabis in the dough and sends sales sky high! A delightful, whimsical comedy.

Miss In Her Teens

Sunday 5 February 8.30pm Channel 039

Based on David Garrick's play written in 1747, Miss in Her Teens farcically follows Biddy Bellair and her suitors as she waits for her true love to return home from the wars in France.


Thursday 23 February 8.30pm Channel 039

Critically acclaimed worldwide, this New Zealand produced documentary, funded by Kickstarter and the NZ Film Commission, has also caused deep rooted anger and upset too.

A Bigger Splash

Saturday 25 February 8.30pm Channel 039

Vacationing and recovering on the idyllic sun-drenched and remote Italian island of Pantelleria, the lives of a high profile couple, a famous rock star ...

Three Wise Cousins

Saturday 18 February 8.30pm Channel 039

Adam is a 22-year-old New Zeland born Samoan who has a huge crush on Mary. By chance he learns that Mary only wants to date “real Island guys” not fake ones…!

Little Men

Saturday 4 February 8.30pm Channel 039

When 13-year-old Jake's grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father's old Brooklyn home.

Queen Of The Desert

Saturday 11 February 8.30pm Channel 039

The true story of the life of British explorer and adventurer, Gertrude Bell, QUEEN OF THE DESERT chronicles her journeys of love and loss in the Middle East during the early 20th century.

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