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The
Yellow Birds

Saturday 8 September 8.30pm

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Breathe

Saturday 29 September 8.30pm

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Ask The
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Thursday 27 September 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.

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Thursdays 8.30pm in September

Delve deep into our documentaries about sexuality Thursday nights in September. Find the answers to questions you've always wanted to know, but too scared to ask.

Titles include THE PINK HOUSE the story of the last original gold rush brothel, THE NIGHT OF ALL NIGHTS about 5 couples that can claim they've been 'Together Forever', MONOGAMISH questioning the ideal of monogamy and ASK THE SEXPERT, about an Indian sex columnist.

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The
Yellow Birds

The Yellow Birds

Against the explosive backdrop of the Iraq War, young soldiers Brandon Bartle and Daniel Murphy forge a deep bond of friendship. When tragedy strikes the platoon, one soldier must return home to face the hard truth behind the incident.

Against the explosive backdrop of the Iraq War, young soldiers Brandon Bartle and Daniel Murphy forge a deep bond of friendship. When tragedy strikes the platoon, one soldier must return home to face the hard truth behind the incident.

The Secret
Scripture

The Secret Scripture

Roseanne must vacate the soon-to-be demolished mental institution in Roscommon, Ireland, that she's called home for over 50 years. The hospital's psychiatrist, Dr. William Grene, is called in to assess her condition.

Roseanne must vacate the soon-to-be demolished mental institution in Roscommon, Ireland, that she's called home for over 50 years. The hospital's psychiatrist, Dr. William Grene, is called in to assess her condition.

Hidden

Hidden

From the producer of HINTERLAND, the life of DI Cadi John and the lives of those around her are forever changed by the discovery of the body of a young woman, Mali Pryce, in a river.

From the producer of HINTERLAND, the life of DI Cadi John and the lives of those around her are forever changed by the discovery of the body of a young woman, Mali Pryce, in a river.

Breathe

Breathe

When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana's twin brothers and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall, Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together.

When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana's twin brothers and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall, Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together.

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My King

Friday 28 September 8.30pm Channel 039

Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident. Dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers, she takes time to look back on a turbulent relationship that she experienced with Georgio. Why did they love each other? Who is this man that she loved so deeply? How did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion?

From The Land Of The Moon

Friday 21 September 8.30pm Channel 039

Marion Cotillard stars as Gabrielle in this melodrama about an idealistic woman trapped in a marriage of convenience in post-World War II France. When Gabrielle's husband, a Spanish farmer named Jose, sends her to the Alps to find a cure for her kidney stones, Gabrielle falls madly in love with an injured veteran of France's Indochinese War.

Polina

Friday 7 September 8.30pm Channel 039

Rigorously trained from an early age by a perfectionist instructor, Polina (played by Anastasia Shevtsova, a professional dancer who has performed with Saint Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre) is a promising classical ballet dancer. She is just about to join the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance, a revelation that throws everything into question on a profound level.

Ask The Sexpert

Thursday 27 September 8.30pm Channel 039

Director Vaishali Sinha’s documentary follows Dr. Mahinder Watsa, a former gynecologist who writes a wildly popular daily sex column in the Mumbai Mirror. For his frank, funny and instructive answers to queries that often go unanswered in prudish India, Watsa is treated like a celebrity, especially among women — even though he’s 91 years old.

Monogamish

Thursday 20 September 8.30pm Channel 039

Recovering from a very public divorce, independent filmmaker and Italian Prince Tao Ruspoli takes to the road to talk to his relatives, advice columnists, psychologists, historians, anthropologists, artists, philosophers, sex workers, sex therapists, and ordinary couples about love, sex & monogamy in our culture.

The Night Of All Nights

Thursday 13 September 8.30pm Channel 039

Together for a lifetime. Who can manage this and who still wants to? What seems to be an oddity for us nowadays was the norm for the generation of our grandparents. Couples who “made it” and accomplished something that today seems almost impossible, staying together for a lifetime, in good times and in bad.

The Pink House

Thursday 6 September 8.30pm Channel 039

The story of Kalgoorlie's last original gold rush brothel is seen through the eyes of 70 year old Madam Carmel, and her longest-serving lady of the night, BJ. Filmed over several years and with unprecedented access to the inner workings of this unique brothel, the film is an intimate portrait of two women bound together by the past and their precarious future.

Dolores

Wednesday 26 September 8.30pm Channel 039

Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions by starting the country's first farm worker's union with fellow organiser Cesar Chavez. What starts out as a struggle for racial and labour justice, soon becomes a fight for gender equality within the same union she is eventually forced to leave.

Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image

Wednesday 19 September 8.30pm Channel 039

Ninety percent of women and young girls say they do not feel represented in the fashion industry or in media, and that the imagery they consume on a daily basis makes them feel "disgusting" and "less than".

What Tomorrow Brings

Wednesday 12 September 8.30pm Channel 039

WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS is a vérité feature documentary that tells the story of the first all-girls' school in a small Afghan village. It traces the interconnected stories of students, teachers, village elders, parents, and school founder Razia Jan. The story plays out at a critical moment in Afghanistan's history.

Golden Girl

Wednesday 5 September 8.30pm Channel 039

Frida Wallberg was the best female boxer alive. WBC World Champion and undefeated her entire career, the Swede was one of the most feared fighters in the world. Yet during her final fight, a bout intended to be her crowning glory, she suffered a blow that was to impact on her life forever.

The Teach - Season 2

Tuesday 11 September 8.30pm Channel 039

Season two embarks on a brand new gripping storyline as teacher Paweł Zawadzki finds himself forced to take up a new job at an elite high school in Wroclaw. A few days after he joins, a tragic event takes place at the school.

The Bridge

Tuesday 4 September 8.30pm Channel 039

Set two years on from last series, imprisoned Saga is coming to terms with the dire consequences of being accused of her mother’s murder. She is at the mercy of prisoners who she has incarserated.

The Odyssey

Monday 24 September 8.30pm Channel 039

Visually stunning, this biographical tale of the life of captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the famous researcher, scientist, inventor, filmmaker whose greatest achievement is to have made the general public more curious - and accordingly closer - to the sea.

Get Well Soon

Monday 17 September 8.30pm Channel 039

Pierre, a sixty-year-old technician on an offshore oil rig, has become a misanthropic loner. His wife has died, he had a lover, but left her without giving her any explanations. Now his only life companion is an alley cat he has adopted. One day he is the victim of a strange accident and finds himself immobilised in a hospital bed.

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