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A Date for
Mad Mary

Saturday 3 February 8.30pm

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Viceroy's
House

Saturday 24 February 8.30pm

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Le Ride

Wednesday 7 February 8.30pm

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McLaren

Wednesday 28 February 8.30pm

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La Porta
Rossa

Monday 19 February 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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Wednesday nights in March at 8.30PM

Every Wednesday night in March at 8.30pm, Rialto Channel premieres a particular perspective on the film industry. From the makers of film and documentaries, to the critical eye that watches, these stories will allow our viewers thoughtful examination on why the world of film plays such an important and crucial role in our lives and imaginations.

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Call Me
Bruna

Call Me Bruna

Raquel is an upper middle class young woman who decides to change her life completely!

Raquel is an upper middle class young woman who decides to change her life completely!

Viceroy's
House

Viceroy's House

New Dehli 1947. The huge and stately Viceroy's Palace is like a beehive.

New Dehli 1947. The huge and stately Viceroy's Palace is like a beehive.

This
Beautiful Fantastic

This Beautiful Fantastic

A contemporary fairy tale revolving around the unlikeliest of friendship between a reclusive young woman with dreams of being a children's book author and a cantankerous widower.

A contemporary fairy tale revolving around the unlikeliest of friendship between a reclusive young woman with dreams of being a children's book author and a cantankerous widower.

La Porta
Rossa

La Porta Rossa

In an industrial building on the outskirts of town, Police Commisoner Cagliostro observes a bizarre scene. In his 10 year career, he’s seen nothing like it…


In an industrial building on the outskirts of town, Police Commisoner Cagliostro observes a bizarre scene. In his 10 year career, he’s seen nothing like it…


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Cop Car

Saturday 3 March 8.30pm Channel 039

A pair of ten-year-olds find an abandoned cop car in a field. When they take it for a joyride, it seems like they could kill themselves at any moment. But things only get worse when the small town sheriff goes looking for his missing car.

Colossal

Saturday 10 March 8.30pm Channel 039

Nothing is going well for Gloria – she’s out of work, and after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown.

The Journey

Saturday 17 March 8.30pm Channel 039

In 2006, Northern Ireland's bloody troubles had dragged on for decades.

Wiener-Dog

Saturday 24 March 8.30pm Channel 039

From director Todd Solandz (Welcome to the Dollhouse) Wiener-Dog is a dark, funny story about a
young dachshund who gets passed from oddball owner to oddball owner, whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the adorable pooch.

Let Me Go

Sunday 4 March 8.30pm Channel 039

Let Me Go is a film about mothers and daughters, it’s about ghosts from the past and the impact they leave on the present.

The Child In Time

Saturday 31 March 8.30pm Channel 039

A harrowing story, which follows Stephen (Cumberbatch) as he struggled to come to terms with the loss of his four-year-old daughter Kate, who went missing from his side in a supermarket.

The Comedian's Guide to Survival

Saturday 25 March 8.30pm Channel 039

Struggling comedian James Mullinger (based on the eponymous, real-life comedian) has come to a crossroads in his life - no one wants to see him perform, his wife is fed up, and his day time boss has given him an ultimatum.

Habit

Saturday 11 March 8.30pm Channel 039

Manchester, present day. Michael divides his time between the job centre and the pub.

La Porta Rossa

Monday 5 March 8.30pm Channel 039

In an industrial building on the outskirts of town, Police Commisoner Cagliostro observes a bizarre scene. In his 10 year career, he’s seen nothing like it…

Call Me Bruna

Tuesday 6 March 8.30pm Channel 039

Raquel is an upper middle class young woman who decides to change her life completely!

The Teach

Tuesday 27 March 8.30pm Channel 039

Just before the start of the new school year, a young student, Joanna, is found dead.

Cameraperson

Wednesday 7 March 8.30pm Channel 039

A hybrid work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, Cameraperson is both a moving glimpse into one filmmaker's personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.

What Is Cinema?

Wednesday 14 March 8.30pm Channel 039

Using the words and ideas of great filmmakers, from archival interviews with Alfred Hitchcock and Robert Bresson to new interviews with Mike Leigh, David Lynch.

Michael H - Profession: Director

Wednesday 21 March 8.30pm Channel 039

In 25 years, Michael Haneke established himself as one of the most important directors in cinema history.

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life

Wednesday 28 March 8.30pm Channel 039

After spending his career watching, curating and analysing movies, Australia’s beloved film critic makes an easy, informative and engaging switch to starring in his own.

The Last Laugh

Thursday 1 March 8.30pm Channel 039

A feature documentary about humour and the Holocaust, examining whether it is ever acceptable to use humour in connection with a tragedy of that scale.

Risk

Thursday 8 March 8.30pm Channel 039

Filmed over 6 years, Risk is a character study on the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath.

Newman

Thursday 15 March 8.30pm Channel 039

Orphan. Entrepreneur. Recluse. Genius. Megalomaniac. Inventor Joseph Newman is all of the above.

Lion

Friday 30 March 8.30pm Channel 039

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home.

Hell or High Water

Friday 16 March 8.30pm Channel 039

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.

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