Inside Out: The People’s Art Project

Wednesday 5 April 8.30pm

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Beyond The Walls (3 Part French Miniseries)

Starts Tuesday 4 April 8.30pm

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Section Zero

Season begins 14 April 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.

Life Through the Lens with Peter Peryer

Wednesdays in April 8.30pm Channel 039

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.

Inside Out: The People’s Art Project

Wednesday 5 April 8.30pm Channel 039

This fascinating documentary tracks the evolution of the biggest participatory art project in the world, the wildly popular ‘INSIDE OUT'.

Her Aim Is True

Wednesday 12 April 8.30pm Channel 039

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.

Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures

Wednesday 19 April 8.30pm Channel 039

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.

Get The Picture

Wednesday 26 April 8.30pm Channel 039

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.


Black Narcissus

Sunday 30 April 8.30pm Channel 039

After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension – both with the natives and also within their own group – as they attempt to adapt to their remote and exotic surroundings. Winner of two Academy Awards.

Beyond The Walls (3 Part French Miniseries)

Starts Tuesday 4 April 8.30pm Channel 039

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.

Maggie’s Plan

Saturday 22 April 8.30pm Channel 039

Maggie's plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant and impossible Georgette.

Section Zero

Season begins 14 April 8.30pm Channel 039

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.

25 April

Tuesday 25 April 8.30pm Channel 039

An innovative animated New Zealand documentary created to bring the New Zealand experience at Gallipoli to life, and introducing it to current audiences through a reimagined world. Directed By reknowned NZ Director & Producer Leanne Pooley.


Saturday 15 April 8.30pm Channel 039

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.


Saturday 8 April 8.30pm Channel 039

Remember tells the story of Zev, a 90-year-old man struggling with memory loss and still coming to terms with the loss of his wife.


Saturday 29 April 8.30pm Channel 039

London 1975. High Rise is the unnerving tale of life in a modern tower block running out of control. Within the concealing walls of an elegant forty-storey tower block, the affluent tenants are hell-bent on an orgy of destruction.

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