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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 DOCUMENTARY: PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE


Thursdays 8.30pm in November

These astonishing real life documentaries, explore the adventures and courage of individuals all over the world. ‘Under The Wire’ follows the journey of two brave journalists, who ventured to attain the tragic truth in Syria. ‘Backtrack Boys’ is set in the heat and struggle of rural Australia, where a man had developed a life changing dog training youth program for troubled children. ‘Commander Arian: A Story of Women, War and Freedom’ follows a thirty-year-old military commander, who leads a team in fighting ISIS. And finally, in ‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am’, we explore the life behind the wisdom of storyteller Toni Morrison.

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Her
Smell

Her Smell

Becky Something (Elizabeth Moss) is a '90s punk rock superstar who once filled arenas with her grungy all-female trio ‘Something She’. Now she plays smaller venues while grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates and nervous record company executives.

Becky Something (Elizabeth Moss) is a '90s punk rock superstar who once filled arenas with her grungy all-female trio ‘Something She’. Now she plays smaller venues while grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates and nervous record company executives.

Galveston

Galveston

Roy (Ben Foster) is a heavy-drinking criminal enforcer and mob hitman who is framed by his boss in a double-cross scheme. After killing his would-be assassins before they could kill him, Roy discovers Rocky (Elle Fanning), a young woman being held captive.

Roy (Ben Foster) is a heavy-drinking criminal enforcer and mob hitman who is framed by his boss in a double-cross scheme. After killing his would-be assassins before they could kill him, Roy discovers Rocky (Elle Fanning), a young woman being held captive.

Marjorie
Prime

Marjorie Prime

In the near future, 86-year-old Marjorie spends her final, ailing days with a computerised version of her deceased husband. Marjorie relies on her memories and information from her family to develop a more complex understanding of their time together.

In the near future, 86-year-old Marjorie spends her final, ailing days with a computerised version of her deceased husband. Marjorie relies on her memories and information from her family to develop a more complex understanding of their time together.

Broken

Broken

Inspired by a true New Zealand story of a young girl murdered in the 1800’ amidst tribal warfare. Highly religious, she always carried the Gospel of Luke with her. Her father, equally religious, decided not to seek revenge.

Inspired by a true New Zealand story of a young girl murdered in the 1800’ amidst tribal warfare. Highly religious, she always carried the Gospel of Luke with her. Her father, equally religious, decided not to seek revenge.

WATCH ON RIALTO


Brassic

Sunday 1 December 8.30pm Channel 039

This original comedy follows a group of working class friends who find unconventional ways to win at life. Vinnie, a Lancashire lad with bipolar disorder, and Dylan, his razor smart best mate, are inseparable and utterly co-dependent.

Girl

Monday 2 December 8.30pm Channel 039

Based on the true story of Lara, a 15-year-old girl born into a boy’s body. She dreams of becoming a professional ballerina and against all odds she pushes her body to its limits in order to succeed.

Inspector Rojas: In Cold Blood

Tuesdays 3 December 8.30pm Channel 039

Set in the north of Chile in the late 90s, the disappearance of twelve young girls in the commune of Alto Hospicio triggers an investigation by police captain César Rojas. The small town and its inhabitants are hit hard by the shocking events.

Under The Wire

Thursday 5 December 8.30pm Channel 039

In February 2012, Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin illegally crossed the border into Syria with her photographer, Paul Conroy. The two were among the first to attempt to uncover the story of civilians trapped in the besieged city of Homs.

45 Years

Friday 6 December 8.30pm Channel 039

Becky Something (Elizabeth Moss) is a '90s punk rock superstar who once filled arenas with her grungy all-female trio ‘Something She’. Now she plays smaller venues while grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates and nervous record company executives.

Her Smell

Saturday 7 December 8.30pm Channel 039

Becky Something (Elizabeth Moss) is a '90s punk rock superstar who once filled arenas with her grungy all-female trio ‘Something She’. Now she plays smaller venues while grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates and nervous record company executives.

Racer And The Jailbird

Monday 9 December 8.30pm Channel 039

The latest breathlessly stylish and sexy crime epic from Oscar-nominated director Michaël R. Roskam, set against an electrifying backdrop of high-speed racing and high-stakes heists.

Backtrack Boys

Thursday 12 December 8.30pm Channel 039

A group of troubled youths are on a perilous course towards jail until they meet up with the free-wheeling jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team.

The Neon Demon

Friday 13 December 8.30pm Channel 039

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has.

Galveston

Saturday 14 December 8.30pm Channel 039

Roy (Ben Foster) is a heavy-drinking criminal enforcer and mob hitman who is framed by his boss in a double-cross scheme. After killing his would-be assassins before they could kill him, Roy discovers Rocky (Elle Fanning), a young woman being held captive.

Aga

Monday 16 December 8.30pm Channel 039

In a yurt on the snow-covered fields of Siberia, Nanook and Sedna, follow the traditions of their ancestors. Alone in the wilderness, they look like the last people on Earth, until their traditional way of life starts changing, slowly but inevitably.

Commander Arian

Thursday 19 December 8.30pm Channel 039

On the barren plains of the Syrian countryside, 30-year-old Military Commander Arian leads her battalion of women as they fight ISIS. For her, the armed struggle is the only path to emancipation from a deeply patriarchal society.

The Child In Time

Friday 20 December 8.30pm Channel 039

Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children's books, is confronted with the unthinkable, losing his only child, four-year-old Kate, in a supermarket. In one horrifying moment that replays itself over the years that follow, Stephen realises his daughter is gone.

Marjorie Prime

Saturday 21 December 8.30pm Channel 039

In the near future, 86-year-old Marjorie spends her final, ailing days with a computerised version of her deceased husband. Marjorie relies on her memories and information from her family to develop a more complex understanding of their time together.

On Body And Soul

Monday 23 December 8.30pm Channel 039

On Body And Soul examines the lives of two slaughterhouse workers, Endre and Mária, whose paths converge when they realise they’ve both been dreaming the same idyllic dream. Each one is struggling with being differently abled.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I am

Thursday 26 December 8.30pm Channel 039

An intimate look at the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner, Toni Morrison. From her childhood in the town of Lorain, Ohio, to ʼ70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room.

Destroyer

Friday 27 December 8.30pm Channel 039

The moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the Californian desert with tragic results. The leader of that gang re-emerges many years later.

Broken

Saturday 28 December 8.30pm Channel 039

Inspired by a true New Zealand story of a young girl murdered in the 1800’ amidst tribal warfare. Highly religious, she always carried the Gospel of Luke with her. Her father, equally religious, decided not to seek revenge.

Emma

Monday 30 December 8.30pm Channel 039

Teo works for a trendy advertising agency… good looking, charming, an elusive womaniser. Emma, pretty, vibrant and successful, has been blind since her youth, yet that has not stopped her beoming a top osteopath.

Older Than Ireland

Wednesday 27 November 8.30pm Channel 039

Directed by Alex Fegan, Older Than Ireland is a landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish centenarians. The film explores each centenarian’s journey.

How To Talk To Girls At Parties

Saturday 30 November 8.30pm Channel 039

London, 1997. Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban teenager, sneaking out with his best friends to afterhours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet.

The Insult

Monday 25 November 8.30pm Channel 039

Present day Beirut… a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasse, a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court. The media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon.

Killing Patient Zero

Thursday 28 November 8.30pm Channel 039

'Killing Patient Zero', follows the story behind the supposed first patient of AIDS in the Western world. Used by the media and blamed as a scapegoat, Gaëtan Dugas was a gay man, essentially blamed for the spread of AIDS.

Blue Is The Warmest Colour

Friday 29 November 8.30pm Channel 039

Adele’s life is changed when she meets the enigmatic Emma, a young woman with blue hair who encourages Adele to discover herself and fulfill her desires and dreams.

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