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Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts

Monday 22 October 8.30pm

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Swinging
Safari

Saturday 20 October 8.30pm

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The Ballad Of
Lefty Brown

Saturday 6 October 8.30pm

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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.

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Swinging
Safari

Swinging Safari

Australia, 1975. The beach suburb of Nobbys Beach is a place that revolves around surf boards, suntan oil, boxed wine and the new miracle of Kentucky Fried Chicken. 14 year-old Jeff tries to find his feet in a world changing faster than his hormones.

Australia, 1975. The beach suburb of Nobbys Beach is a place that revolves around surf boards, suntan oil, boxed wine and the new miracle of Kentucky Fried Chicken. 14 year-old Jeff tries to find his feet in a world changing faster than his hormones.

The
Florida Project

The Florida Project

Moonee lives in the shadow of the happiest place on earth. And for her, maybe it is. The little girl calls the Magic Kingdom home, not Disney World itself, but rather a garish pink hotel so close to the famous resort that she can hear the fireworks from the parking lot each night.

Moonee lives in the shadow of the happiest place on earth. And for her, maybe it is. The little girl calls the Magic Kingdom home, not Disney World itself, but rather a garish pink hotel so close to the famous resort that she can hear the fireworks from the parking lot each night.

Raw

Raw

Justine is a first-year veterinary student. Raised a strict vegetarian but, as part of the hazing rituals at university, she is forced to eat meat. Initially this has adverse effects but she soon develops a craving for meat...particularly human flesh.

Justine is a first-year veterinary student. Raised a strict vegetarian but, as part of the hazing rituals at university, she is forced to eat meat. Initially this has adverse effects but she soon develops a craving for meat...particularly human flesh.

Your
Name

Your Name

Mitsuha is the daughter of the mayor of a small mountain town. She's a straightforward high school girl who lives with her sister and her grandmother and has no qualms about letting it be known that she's uninterested in Shinto rituals or helping her father's electoral campaign.

Mitsuha is the daughter of the mayor of a small mountain town. She's a straightforward high school girl who lives with her sister and her grandmother and has no qualms about letting it be known that she's uninterested in Shinto rituals or helping her father's electoral campaign.

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Return To Montauk

Saturday 13 October 8.30pm Channel 039

It’s winter in Montauk, the far end of Long Island, New York. There are two deck chairs on the windswept beach. The chairs are waiting for two people who have, for a long time, been lost to each other.

Shin Godzilla

Monday 1 October 8.30pm Channel 039

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".

The Seen And Unseen

Monday 8 October 8.30pm Channel 039

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.

Pop Aye

Monday 15 October 8.30pm Channel 039

On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together.

The Eyes Of My Mother

Wednesday 3 October 8.30pm Channel 039

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.

The Devil's Candy

Wednesday 10 October 8.30pm Channel 039

An artist and his family think they've moved into the house of their dreams, but when he is possessed by a mysterious dark force the family must fight to save their souls.

Pyewacket

Wednesday 17 October 8.30pm Channel 039

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.

The Devil's Doorway

Wednesday 24 October 8.30pm Channel 039

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.

Santoalla

Friday 5 October 8.30pm Channel 039

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.

Happy Valley

Friday 12 October 8.30pm Channel 039

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.

The Writer With No Hands

Friday 19 October 8.30pm Channel 039

In this independent documentary, British academic Matthew Alford explores fresh evidence in a Hollywood cold case. Was the death of screenwriter Gary Devore in 1997 an improbable accident or a government assassination?

Newtown

Friday 26 October 8.30pm Channel 039

A compassionate look at how the community of Newtown, Connecticut came together in the aftermath of the largest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history.

The Teach - Season 2

Tuesday 2 October 8.30pm Channel 039

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.

Hidden

Sunday 7 October 8.30pm Channel 039

At the Police HQ, Cadi and Vaughan look at the Anna Williams case files and they are struck by how similar she is in appearance to the other missing and murdered girls.

35 Days

Sunday 28 October 8.30pm Channel 039

Geraint, Nia, Sara, Ifan and their families arrive at Dolwen to scatter their mother’s ashes and to discuss the future of the family home. Before they arrive Huw places a document in the old family Bible, then leaves unseen through the back entrance.

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