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.
Officer of the New Zealand order of merit for services to photography, Peter Peryer was among the five artists recognised in 2000 by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand as their inaugural Laureates. In April, exclusive to Rialto Channel, Peter focuses on four documentaries celebrating and acknowledging the art of photography. Personally presenting each documentary, Peter will introduce you to each photographer, sharing his eye and love for this craft.
Before Leibovitz, there was Jini... Her Aim Is True brings together musicians and rock photographers in an inspiring and unforgettable journey revealing unlikely rock 'n' roll photographer, Jini Dellaccio who visualised punk before it had a name and embodied indie before it was cool.
The one thing more outrageous than Mapplethorpe's photographs was his life. Intimate revelations from family, friends and lovers are topped only by Mapplethorpe's candor, revealed in a series of rediscovered, never before heard interviews, made public here for the first time.
Meet John G Morris, 95, a legend of photojournalism, whose unerring eye for the best shot has moved and changed the world. Morris, former Picture Editor of Life Magazine & The New York Times was instrumental in the early years of Magnum with his friends and peers Robert Capa & Henri Cartier Bresson.
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Speech therapist Lisa suddenly inherits a strange house that sits across the road from her apartment. Apparently, the unrelated owner had sat, dead and undiscovered, in an armchair for thirty years – and his will explicitly names her as inheritor of his home.
A dark, edgy and violent political, sci-fi thriller from Cesar-nominated writer and director, Olivier Marchal. Set in the near future, multi-national corporations are Europe's new leaders. One of the most powerful wishes to further secure their growing dominance by replacing the police force with their own private militias.
Idealistic FBI agent Nate Foster goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy.