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Thursdays 8.30pm in May
MUSIC & CULTURE, a collection of documentaries about musicians and music culture influences, plays on Rialto this May. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2nd) looks at the life and prolific career of the titular Oscar-winning film and pop music composer. Next 'The 5 Browns' (9th) captures the emotional journey of the Julillard trained sibling piano prodigies and their remarkable story of healing. Act & Punishment: The Pussy riot trials (16th) follows the famous Russian actionist group and all-girl punk rock band. Descend into the epicenter of 70s hedonism with Studio 54 (23). With amazing footage and interviews with the likes of Andy Warhol, Liza Minelli and Bianca Jagger, the documentary captures a rare glimpse into the iconic nightclub. Woodstock (30th) captures the tumultuous events of the decade that lead up to the historic 3 day music festival in 1969, when 500,000 people flocked to a dairy farm in upstate New York. Rialto Channel: Thursdays this month at 8.30pm.
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
Act & Punishment: The Pussy Riot Trials
On The Ropes
On Chesil Beach
An Evening With
Beverley Luff Linn
An Evening With Beverley Luff Linn
You Were Never
You Were Never Really Here
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Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon, living a charmed life with his ophthalmologist wife Anna and their two exemplary children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing.
Young actionist artists Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samutsevich decide to separate from the well-known actionist group Voina citing the pressure of male participants of the group as the reason. They decide to create their own group.
Out of nowhere, Katja's life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja's painful mourning.