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Taken Down

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Land Of Mine

Monday 24 June 8.30pm

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Rialto Channel is 100% Kiwi-owned and 100% commercial-free. Watch award-winning independent films, local and international cinema, documentaries and exclusive series.
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STELLAR SATURDAY NIGHTS


Saturdays 8.30pm in June

This month, Rialto presents award-winning films for your Saturday nights, starting with The Happy Prince (1st), a portrait of Oscar Wilde starring Rupert Everett. Climax (8th) follows a party that descends into delirium, and The Escape (15th) is a stirring, emotional look at what it means to start over. Starring Ewan McGregor and Léa Seydoux, Zoe (22nd) tells the tale of a forbidden love between an engineer and a robot. Finally, The Seagull (29th), adapted from Anton Chekhov’s classic play, explores the obsessive nature of love, featuring Saoirse Ronan and Elisabeth Moss.

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Taken
Down

Taken Down

Taken Down is a crime drama series set in Dublin, opening with the violent death of a young Nigerian migrant found abandoned close to a Direct Provision Centre, where refugees wait in the hope of asylum.

Taken Down is a crime drama series set in Dublin, opening with the violent death of a young Nigerian migrant found abandoned close to a Direct Provision Centre, where refugees wait in the hope of asylum.

Dark
Crimes

Dark Crimes

When police officer Tadek (Carrey) finds similarities between an unsolved murder and a crime outlined in a book by famed writer Krystov Kozlov, Tadek begins to track Kozlov.

When police officer Tadek (Carrey) finds similarities between an unsolved murder and a crime outlined in a book by famed writer Krystov Kozlov, Tadek begins to track Kozlov.

Batman
And Bill

Batman And Bill

Everyone thinks that Bob Kane created Batman, but that's not the whole truth. One author makes it his crusade to seek justice for Bill Finger, a struggling writer who was the key figure in creating the iconic superhero.

Everyone thinks that Bob Kane created Batman, but that's not the whole truth. One author makes it his crusade to seek justice for Bill Finger, a struggling writer who was the key figure in creating the iconic superhero.

Magic
Pills

Magic Pills

Filmmaker and homeopath Ananda More explores multiple media campaigns against homeopathy, propelling her to travel the world and uncover whether homeopathy is truly science-based and effective.

Filmmaker and homeopath Ananda More explores multiple media campaigns against homeopathy, propelling her to travel the world and uncover whether homeopathy is truly science-based and effective.

WATCH ON RIALTO


Taken Down

Tuesday 4 June 8.30pm Channel 039

Taken Down is a crime drama series set in Dublin, opening with the violent death of a young Nigerian migrant found abandoned close to a Direct Provision Centre, where refugees wait in the hope of asylum.

Land Of Mine

Monday 24 June 8.30pm Channel 039

In the aftermath of World War II, a group of surrendered German soldiers are ordered by the Danish government to remove their own landmines from the coast of Denmark.

The Cellar

Monday 17 June 8.30pm Channel 039

Milan and Táňa’s marriage is in crisis. They decide to move to the countryside with their 16-year-old daughter Lenka to give things one more try.

Climax

Saturday 8 June 8.30pm Channel 039

From director Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void, Irreversible) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into delirium over the course of one wintry night.

The Escape

Saturday 15 June 8.30pm Channel 039

A woman sets out to reclaim her life in this stirring, emotionally-rich look at what it means to start over. Tara, a housewife in suburban London, is living a life that is no longer hers.

Zoe

Saturday 22 June 8.30pm Channel 039

Zoe tells a tale of forbidden love between an engineer and a robot. Zoe and Cole are colleagues and veiled lovers at a lab working to perfect romantic relationships. But their happiness is threatened when Zoe discovers the truth about their relationship.

Batman And Bill

Wednesday 26 June 8.30pm Channel 039

Everyone thinks that Bob Kane created Batman, but that's not the whole truth. One author makes it his crusade to seek justice for Bill Finger, a struggling writer who was the key figure in creating the iconic superhero.

Dark Crimes

Monday 3 June 8.30pm Channel 039

When police officer Tadek (Carrey) finds similarities between an unsolved murder and a crime outlined in a book by famed writer Krystov Kozlov, Tadek begins to track Kozlov.

Every Act Of Life

Wednesday 5 June 8.30pm Channel 039

The groundbreaking life and work of one of America's most important playwrights, multiple Tony-winner Terrence McNally, is revealed in a personal journey showcasing five decades of iconic theatre productions.

Left On Purpose

Thursday 6 June 8.30pm Channel 039

Midway through the filming of a documentary about his life as an anti-war activist, Mayer Vishner declares that his time has passed and that his last political act will be to commit suicide and he wants it all on camera.

The Transfiguration

Friday 7 June 8.30pm Channel 039

An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Michael O’Shea’s debut feature follows troubled teen Milo, who hides behind his fascination with vampire folklore.

35 Days: Series 4

Sunday 2 June 8.30pm Channel 039

Where we left off… With the failed jury decision, they have been sent to stay in a hotel overnight. This arrangement has not gone down well, and as the wine flows, the tension increases.

The Fencer

Monday 10 June 8.30pm Channel 039

A young man, Endel Nelis, arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia, in the early 1950s. Having left Leningrad to escape the secret police, he finds work as a teacher and a creates a sports club for his students. Endel becomes a father figure to his students.

The Greenaway Alphabet

Wednesday 12 June 8.30pm Channel 039

Artist and filmmaker Peter Greenaway (The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover) is a collector. He collects images and ideas, and then arranges them into cinematic encyclopedias.

Magic Pills

Thursday 13 June 8.30pm Channel 039

Filmmaker and homeopath Ananda More explores multiple media campaigns against homeopathy, propelling her to travel the world and uncover whether homeopathy is truly science-based and effective.

10,000Km

Friday 14 June 8.30pm Channel 039

10,000Km follows the relationship between Alexandra and Sergi who live in Barcelona. They struggle to find a balance between their plans of having a baby and Alex's photography career.

Living The Light - Robby Muller

Wednesday 19 June 8.30pm Channel 039

Robby Muller’s work has been compared to painters like Vermeer and Hopper, other masters of light. Director Claire Pijman had access to thousands of Hi8 video diaries, pictures and polaroids that Müller photographed.

Road To Mercy

Thursday 20 June 8.30pm Channel 039

Road To Mercy documents Canada's journey into the furthest ethical frontier - a place where doctors are allowed to take a life and where society must decide on the circumstances under which they are allowed to.

Love After Love

Friday 21 June 8.30pm Channel 039

What happens when you lose the foundation of your family? In the wake of a husband and father's death, the family members he leaves behind find themselves adrift and in danger of drifting apart.

The Seagull

Saturday 29 June 8.30pm Channel 039

One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds.

The Devil We Know

Thursday 27 June 8.30pm Channel 039

Citizens in West Virginia take on a powerful corporation after they discover it had knowingly been dumping a toxic chemical - now found in the blood of 99.7 percent of Americans.

Columbus

Friday 28 June 8.30pm Channel 039

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son, Jin, finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana – a small mid-west town celebrated for its impressive modernist buildings.

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