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.
Fridays 8.30pm in November
Rialto turns the spotlight on music legends. First up, The Beatles: Made on Merseyside (2nd) documents the band’s incredible journey to becoming international superstars. Bono, Eric Clapton and others share memorable incidents with B.B. King in B.B. King: on the Road (9th). Bachman (16th) focuses on one of the most legendary Canadian music artists. Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience (23rd) follows a daughter discovering the legacy of her father, the late Terry Kath. The season culminates with Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (30th), a film featuring Grace singing some of her most iconic hits.
Rialto Channel: Fridays from 2nd – 8.30pm & OD
BB King: On The Road
Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience
Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami
Film Stars Don't
Die In Liverpool
Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool
WATCH ON RIALTO
How far would you go for fame? After hearing about the huge demand for foreign talent in Japan, three Aussie filmmakers set out on an outrageous mission to understand fame... by doing whatever it takes to get it! Along the way they meet an eclectic cast of characters who have found stardom within Japanese culture as foreigners.
Michael Haneke (Amour) returns with a drama about a well-off French family living in a bourgeois bubble in northern France, oblivious to the human misery unfolding in migrant camps, a few miles from their home. Undoubtedly, in this family, everyone has a skeleton in the closet.
The Greatest Show on Earth is a lavish tribute to circuses, featuring three intertwining plotlines concerning romance and rivalry all beneath the big top. DeMille's film includes spectacular action sequences, including a show-stopping train wreck. Let the show begin!
George Eastman, the nephew of a wealthy industrialist, is excluded from high society and given a blue-collar job at his uncle's factory. While ascending the ranks of the company, George becomes romantically involved with co-worker Alice Tripp.
Arguably, the most cherished Christmas film of all time…George Bailey never got a chance to fulfill his life's ambitions of exploring the world and building skyscrapers. As he watches his friends and family become success stories, he dreads running his fathers building and loan business.
Welcome to Grey Gardens...as you've never seen it before. Three years before the Maysles' landmark documentary introduced the world to Edith and Edie Beale - the unforgettable mother-daughter (and Jackie O. relatives). Living in a dream world on Long Island - renowned photographer Peter Beard & Lee Radziwill – Jackie O’s younger sister, chronicled life at their crumbling estate during one summer in 1972.
Pierre, a 75 year old widower, has discovered online dating websites. Using the profile picture of Alex, his grand daughter's handsome boyfriend, Pierre ‘meets’ Flora. Charmed by his elegant conversations and intimate confessions, she asks him on a date, face to face.
Ava, 13, is spending the summer on the Atlantic coast when she learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected. Her mother, Maud decides to act as if everything were normal so they can spend their best summer ever. Ava confronts the problem in her own way.
Rob Grant and Mike Kovac receive a disturbing fan video inspired by their previous horror movie Mon Ami, motivating them to investigate the responsibility of filmmakers in portraying violence in movies. In their pursuit of the truth they are unwittingly introduced to the real world of violent criminals and their victims.
Already incarcerated for four years, the rebellious teenager, Anna Amari, is transferred to a women's correctional facility, where she catches Jean Firmino's eye, the detention centre's director. But even though Jean is over twice Anna's age, his dangerous and powerful obsession for the sultry inmate will soon drag them both into an all-consuming and passionate love affair.
1953 Moscow, under the Great Terror's heavy cloak of state paranoia, the ever-watchful Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, collapses unexpectedly of a brain haemorrhage. Inevitably, when his body is discovered the following morning, a frenetic surge of mass panic spreads like a virus amongst the senior members of the Council of Ministers.
Chicken People is a funny and uplifting look at the world of show chickens and the people who love them. Starting at the largest national poultry competition, likened to the Westminster Dog Show, Chicken People follows three top competitors over the course of a year as they grapple with life's challenges while vying to win next year's crown.
A cinematic sleigh ride deep into the strange but true world of 'real bearded Santas,' including visits to Santa Claus University and the annual convention of the Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas. 'Believe' chronicles a year in the life of several actual real-bearded Santas. For these men, it's not just a job - it's a calling.
They defined music and popular culture like no other band ever will - but how did The Beatles make the journey from Merseyside teenagers to international pop stars in the 1960s? Made on Merseyside - The Beatles discovers how American rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues dragged post-war Liverpool into one of the most vibrant music cities ever with the Mersey sound.