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.
Jan Hellriegel broke the barriers and paved the way for NZ female musicians. Jan signed to Warner Music NZ as a solo artist in 1990. Significantly, she was their first local signing and at the time, the first NZ female singer/songwriter to be picked up by a major for a full development deal.
A bona fide musician, songwriter, and performer, supporting live acts from David Byrne to Jeff Buckley, we can't think of a better presenter to introduce these musical documentaries that tell a myriad of musical stories.
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New 7 part series from the BBC: Set in a bomb-damaged London hotel during the aftermath of World War II, "Close To The Enemy" stars Jim Sturgess as British intelligence officer Captain Callum Ferguson, whose last task for the army is to ensure that a captured German scientist, Dieter hands over secret cutting-edge military technology crucial to national security.
Frackman tells the story of accidental activist Dayne Pratzky and his struggle against international gas companies. Australia will soon become the world's biggest gas exporter as more than 30,000 'fracked' wells are sunk in the state of Queensland where Dayne lives. He and his neighbours have unwittingly become the centre of a massive industrial landscape and they have no legal right to stop mining on their land.
Mark Renton (McGregor), a young man with few prospects and fewer ambitions, lives in economically depressed Edinburgh. Like most of his friends, Renton is a heroin addict who loves the drug's blissful nothingness; financing his habit also provides excitement and challenges that his life otherwise lacks.
The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius who grew up in the slums of India, was invited to join Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of 5 years, he forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy.
Terry Gilliam’s madcap science fiction epic The Zero Theorem stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management, aimed at discovering the meaning of life - or the complete lack of one - once and for all.
In rural Texas, welder and hunter Llewelyn Moss discovers the remains of several drug runners who have all killed each other in an exchange gone violently wrong. Rather than report the discovery to the police, Moss decides to simply take the two million dollars for himself.