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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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RIALTO CHANNEL ‘UNLOCKED’ EVENT


from Saturday 27th to Tuesday 30th

Rialto Channel celebrates its annual 'Unlocked' event from Saturday 27th to Tuesday 30th inclusive, opening the channel to all SKY customers, with at least SKY Starter. Spend the weekend exploring with Rialto Channel (Channel 39), to see the very best films, series and documentaries from around the world - see what Rialto Channel showcases every day of the year! Films over the weekend include stars such as Nicole Kidman, Dame Judi Dench, Michael Caine, Stephen Graham, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daisy Ridley and George Mackey.

‘UNLOCKED’ ENCORE SCREENINGS
I AM SERIES - FRIDAY 26 JUNE – FROM 6PM
I AM: KIRSTY
I AM: NICOLA
I AM: HANNAH
THE VIRTUES - SUNDAY 28 JUNE – FROM 1.40PM
MCMAFIA - SUNDAY 28 JUNE – FROM 11.40PM
Dame Judi Dench in RED JOAN
Nicole Kidman in DESTROYER
Mia Wasikowska in JUDY & PUNCH
Travis Fimmel in DANGER CLOSE: THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN
Oscar Nominee SHOPLIFTERS
Sheridan Smith in CARE
Daisy Ridley in OPHELIA
Michael Caine narrates MY GENERATION
Maggie Gyllenhaal in THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
Documentary – ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS
Kiwi Documentary – SHE SHEARS

WATCH ON RIALTO


Red Joan

Channel 039

In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley (Academy Award® winner Dame Judi Dench), lives in contented retirement. Suddenly her tranquil existence is shattered as she’s shockingly arrested by MI5 - for Joan has been hiding an incredible past.

THE NIGHTINGALE

SATURDAY JUNE 27 8.30pm Channel 039

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family.

THE WINDERMERE CHILDREN

SUNDAY JUNE 28 8.30pm Channel 039

August, 1945. A coachload of children arrive at the Calgarth Estate by Lake Windermere, England. They are child survivors of the Nazi Holocaust that has devastated Europe’s Jewish population. Carrying only the clothes they wear and a few meagre possessions, they bear the emotional and physical scars of all they have suffered.

GIRLS OF THE SUN

MONDAY JUNE 29 8.30pm Channel 039

Bahar is the leader of the Girls of the Sun, a battalion of women in Kurdistan fighting against extremists who have conquered their small Kurdish town.

ALL THE SINS

TUESDAY JUNE 30 8.30pm Channel 039

Bahar is the leader of the Girls of the Sun, a battalion of women in Kurdistan fighting against extremists who have conquered their small Kurdish town.

BREAKING HABITS

WEDNESDAY JUNE 24 8.30pm Channel 039

Cheated on by her husband of 17 years, once high-flying corporate executive Christine Meeusen fled penniless with her three young children as her American dream began to unravel.

Dublin Oldschool

SUNDAY JUNE 7 8.30pm Channel 039

Dublin Oldschool tells the story of Jason, a wannabe DJ, on a drug-fuelled trip through the streets of Dublin, as he stumbles from one session to another.

DYING TO LIVE

WEDNESDAY JUNE 3 8.30pm Channel 039

The touching new documentary film reveals that more must be done in Australia to improve organ and tissue donor registration numbers, to prevent immense suffering for those awaiting transplants.

MEMOIR OF WAR

MONDAY JUNE 8 8.30pm Channel 039

It's 1944, Margerite Duras is an active resistance member, along with her husband, writer Robert Antelme, and a band of fellow subversives in Nazi-occupied Paris. When Antelme is deported to Dachau by the Gestapo, she becomes friendly with French collaborator Rabier to gain information at considerable risk to her underground cell.

Motherhood

SATURDAY JUNE 13 8.30pm Channel 039

Over the course of one explosive evening, two couples and a surrogate must face their own ridiculous and sometimes heartbreaking shortcomings.

On Death Row

FRIDAY NIGHTS in June 8.30pm Channel 039

24th January 1994. Three corpses are found in Miami, Florida. Several clues are found including a video. Weeks later, a policeman claims he recognises Pablo Ibar, a young Spaniard recently released from prison, on the video, Pablo insists he is innocent.

Take Home Pay

SATURDAY JUNE 6 8.30pm Channel 039

Two brothers, Alama and Popo, arrive for the first time in New Zealand as seasonal workers, making plenty of money to take back home to their family in Samoa.

The Realm

MONDAY JUNE 1 8.30pm Channel 039

The Realm is an award-winning nail-biter from the producers of The Secret in Their Eyes and Dogman.

The Silence of Others

THURSDAY JUNE 18 8.30pm Channel 039

Unbeknown to much of the world, in Spain today, torture victims live just blocks away from their notorious police torturers who walk free every day.

Toxic Beauty

WEDNESDAY JUNE 10 8.30pm Channel 039

Toxic Beauty follows the class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, with personal stories of women fighting for justice in a race against time.

Unmasking Jihadi John

THURSDAY JUNE 4 8.30pm Channel 039

In 1995, Mohammed Emwazi was a grade school student in London with a promising future ahead of him. By 2014, he had become known as “Jihadi John,” a masked ISIS terrorist in Syria who internationalised his notoriety by broadcasting his beheadings of Western hostages on the internet.

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