Close To
The Enemy

Tuesday 27 June 8.30pm

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Sunday 25 June 8.30pm

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The Zero

Saturday 10 June 8.30pm

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Sunset Song

Saturday 3 June 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.

Jan Hellriegel presents Moments In Music

Every Wednesday night in May 830pm Channel 039

Jan Hellriegel broke the barriers and paved the way for NZ female musicians. Jan signed to Warner Music NZ as a solo artist in 1990. Significantly, she was their first local signing and at the time, the first NZ female singer/songwriter to be picked up by a major for a full development deal.

A bona fide musician, songwriter, and performer, supporting live acts from David Byrne to Jeff Buckley, we can't think of a better presenter to introduce these musical documentaries that tell a myriad of musical stories.

Breaking A Monster
The Music Of Strangers
It's So Easy And Other Lies
Oasis: Supersonic
Janis: Little Girl Blue


Close To The Enemy

Tuesday 27 June 8.30pm Channel 039

New 7 part series from the BBC: Set in a bomb-damaged London hotel during the aftermath of World War II, "Close To The Enemy" stars Jim Sturgess as British intelligence officer Captain Callum Ferguson, whose last task for the army is to ensure that a captured German scientist, Dieter hands over secret cutting-edge military technology crucial to national security.


Sunday 25 June 8.30pm Channel 039

Mark Renton (McGregor), a young man with few prospects and fewer ambitions, lives in economically depressed Edinburgh. Like most of his friends, Renton is a heroin addict who loves the drug's blissful nothingness; financing his habit also provides excitement and challenges that his life otherwise lacks.

Barry Lyndon

Sunday 11 June 8.30pm Channel 039

How does an Irish lad without prospects become part of 18th-century English nobility? For Barry Lyndon (Ryan O'Neal) the answer is: any way he can!


Sunday 4 June 8.30pm Channel 039

Set in the late 1960’s, Mick Travis is in his final year at a posh English public school and hates every minute of it. Everyone at the school is bullied - younger students are bullied by older students and the teaching staff bully all of them.

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Saturday 17 June 8.30pm Channel 039

The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius who grew up in the slums of India, was invited to join Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of 5 years, he forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy.

The Zero Theorem

Saturday 10 June 8.30pm Channel 039

Terry Gilliam’s madcap science fiction epic The Zero Theorem stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management, aimed at discovering the meaning of life - or the complete lack of one - once and for all.

Sunset Song

Saturday 3 June 8.30pm Channel 039

Sunset Song is Terence Davies' intimate epic of hope, tragedy and love at the dawning of the Great War. A young woman's endurance against the hardships of rural Scottish life, based on the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon.

No Country For Old Men

Tuesday 30 May 8.30pm Channel 039

In rural Texas, welder and hunter Llewelyn Moss discovers the remains of several drug runners who have all killed each other in an exchange gone violently wrong. Rather than report the discovery to the police, Moss decides to simply take the two million dollars for himself.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Tuesday 9 May 8.30pm Channel 039

From Arthur C. Clarke's classic novel, "2001: A Space Odyssey" is an Academy Award winning story of evolution directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Welcome To Me

Saturday 6 May 8.30pm Channel 039

Alice suffers from borderline personality disorder, but she has what she needs in life.

Swiss Army Man

Saturday 13 May 8.30pm Channel 039

Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach.

Adult Beginners

Saturday 20 May 8.30pm Channel 039

A young, narcissistic entrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company's big launch.

Love And Friendship

Saturday 27 May 8.30pm Channel 039

Set in the 1790’s, beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society.

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