A Date for
Mad Mary

Saturday 3 February 8.30pm

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Prison Dogs

Thursday 4 January 8.30pm

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Monday 1 January 8.30pm

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Channel 039

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.

Spanish Film Fiesta

2018 arrives fiesta-style on Rialto Channel!

We’re celebrating the new year with some of the very best films from Spain! Escape and experience the culture, passion, history and energy of Spanish film, directed by and starring a selection of Spain’s most awarded talent, with Julieta, Viva, Truman, Embrace of the Serpent and Koblic on Mondays from 1 January at 8.30pm.


A Date for Mad Mary

Saturday 3 February 8.30pm Channel 039

'Mad' Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she'd rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed.

Prison Dogs

Thursday 4 January 8.30pm Channel 039

Incarcerated for murder and armed robbery, some of the most hardnened New York criminals learn to love again by raising puppies behind bars.

Shepherds and Butchers

Saturday 13 January 8.30pm Channel 039

Shepherds And Butchers follows a jaded lawyer, John Weber, who takes on a seemingly hopeless multiple murder case.


Saturday 20 January 8.30pm Channel 039

In 1930’s Paris, two American sisters (and spiritual mediums), Laura and Kate Barlow, are an authentic psychic act touring pre-war Europe.

Call Me Bruna

Tuesday 30 January 8.30pm Channel 039

Raquel is an upper middle class young woman who decides to change her life completely! She runs away from home and starts working at Stella's brothel.

A Ghost Story

Saturday 6 January 8.30pm Channel 039

With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, PETE'S DRAGON) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection.

Their Finest

Saturday 27 January 8.30pm Channel 039

The year is 1940 during the London Blitz of WWII. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home.

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