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A Quiet
Passion

Saturday 11 August 8.30pm

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Endless Night

Saturday 18 August 8.30pm

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Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards

Wednesday 29 August 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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Wednesdays From 1st August - 8.30pm

To celebrate NZ Fashion Week, Rialto Channel will be premiering the best of Fashion in August inviting viewers to our VIP front row with these five documentaries: Dries (1st), We Margiela (8th), Yohji Yamamoto Dressmaker (15th), Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco (22nd) and Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards (29th).

Wednesdays in August at 8.30pm.

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The
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The Square

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is "The Square", an installation which invites passers by to altruism.

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is "The Square", an installation which invites passers by to altruism.

Endless
Night

Endless Night

Greenland, 1908. Josephine, the self-confident and bold wife of famous Arctic explorer Robert Peary, embarks on a dangerous journey in pursuit of her husband who is seeking a route to the North Pole.

Greenland, 1908. Josephine, the self-confident and bold wife of famous Arctic explorer Robert Peary, embarks on a dangerous journey in pursuit of her husband who is seeking a route to the North Pole.

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Loving Vincent

This feature-length painted animation -- the first film of its kind -- explores the life and unusual death of Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks. Loving Vincent tells the story of Armand who is given the task of delivering the troubled artist's final letter to a close friend.

This feature-length painted animation -- the first film of its kind -- explores the life and unusual death of Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks. Loving Vincent tells the story of Armand who is given the task of delivering the troubled artist's final letter to a close friend.

A Quiet
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A Quiet Passion

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognised after her death.

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognised after her death.

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The Square

Saturday 4 August 8.30pm Channel 039

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is "The Square", an installation which invites passers by to altruism.

The Bridge

Tuesday 7 August 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.

A Zed And Two Noughts

Sunday 5 August 8.30pm Channel 039

This twisted black comedy is obsessed in turn with swans, twins and decay. Alba Bewick is involved in a swan-related car accident near the zoo. The accident kills two other women, the wives of two twin zoologists, Oliver and Oswald Deuce.

The Angelic Conversation

Sunday 12 August 8.30pm Channel 039

“My most austere work, but also the closest to my heart." So Derek Jarman described THE ANGELIC CONVERSATION, his lyrical celebration of gay love set within the context of a series of Shakespeare's sonnets.

Three Businessmen

Sunday 19 August 8.30pm Channel 039

This comedy-fantasy with a screenplay by Tod Davies is set in a variety of locations (American Southwest, Hong Kong, Rotterdam). With a plot premise reminiscent of Martin Scorsese's After Hours, art dealers Benny and Frank set out in Liverpool in search of a meal.

Stella Does Tricks

Sunday 26 August 8.30pm Channel 039

Stella, a young Glaswegian girl working as a prostitute in London, heads back to Glasgow with her new boyfriend and attempts to start a new life, but finds it difficult to break free of the cycle of abuse she has become trapped in.

A Conspiracy of Faith

Monday 6 August 8.30pm Channel 039

A desperate message in a bottle, written in blood by a boy being held captive, is received eight years after it was sent. It leads renegade cold case detectives Carl Mørck and Assad to a shadowy religious community.

Valley Of Shadows

Monday 13 August 8.30pm Channel 039

Between the sea and the mountains in a small village in Norway, Aslak lives with his mother Astrid. A tragic event occurs that Aslak can't quite understand and Astrid struggles to handle.

Ravens

Monday 20 August 8.30pm Channel 039

1970’s, Sweden. Hard working farmer Agne struggles with the harsh reality of his daily life, hoping his teenage son Klas will take over the farm and continue his legacy.

Sami Blood

Monday 27 August 8.30pm Channel 039

Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-herding Sámi girl in Lapland. Exposed to the racism of the 1930's and race biology examinations at her boarding school she starts dreaming of another life.

The Reagan Show

Thursday 2 August 8.30pm Channel 039

Made up entirely of archival news and White House footage, this documentary captures the pageantry, absurdity, and mastery of the made-for-TV politics of Ronald Reagan.

The Other Side

Thursday 9 August 8.30pm Channel 039

In an invisible territory at the margins of society lives a wounded community who face the threat of being forgotten by political institutions and having their rights as citizens trampled.

EuroTrump

Thursday 16 August 8.30pm Channel 039

EuroTrump follows right wing populist Geert Wilders as he runs for the position of Dutch Prime Minister. The filmmakers obtained exclusive access to Wilders, who has lived under 24-hour security protection for the past 12 years due to threats on his life.

The Settlers

Thursday 23 August 8.30pm Channel 039

The first film of its kind to offer a comprehensive view of the Jewish settlers in the occupied territories of the West Bank. An historical overview, a geopolitical study and an intimate look at those people at the core of the most daunting challenges.

Trumped

Thursday 30 August 8.30pm Channel 039

In a behind-the-scenes look at the biggest political upset in recent history, Mark Halperin, John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon offer unprecedented access and never-before-seen footage of candidate Trump.

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