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Wednesdays 8.30pm in April
Rialto presents a series of fashion documentaries, starting with The Gospel According to André (3rd), a portrait of Vogue magazine’s former editor-at-large, André Leon Talley. Then explore the lives and influence of two iconic fashion disrupters in Susanne Bartsch: On Top (10th) and Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (17th). Finally, BAFTA-nominated McQueen (24th) explores the career and untimely death of designer Alexander McQueen.
Rialto Channel: Wednesday this month – 8.30pm
The Gospel According To Andre
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
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Ayrton Senna remains one of the most popular Formula 1 drivers to ever grace the racetrack. They say adversity builds champions and during the 1983 British Formula 3, the young Senna faced a season long battle for supremacy against the unknown Martin Brundle.
From the segregated American South to the fashion capitals of the world, former Vogue editor-at-large André Leon Talley's life and career are on full display, in a poignant portrait that includes appearances by Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Naomi Campbell, Valentino, and Manolo Blahnik.
A feature documentary exploring New York City's culture through the influence of nightlife legend and fashion icon Susanne Bartsch. An event producer whose outlandish, over-the-top monthly parties at the Copacabana in the late 1980s united the haute and demi-monde.
Inspired by a true story, the film follows the life of an unemployed Taiwanese graduate in London who takes a job as a receptionist in an illegal massage parlor. She soon realises how the women struggle to make their lives work in a world where danger and violence are part of the job.
A series of touching comic events - some raucous, some sad, some instantly identifiable - mark actress Judy Greer's directorial debut. The nonstop comedy intertwines students, parents and teachers, all trying to find their way through Career Day at an elementary school.
Ontario, 1960. 7 year-old Saul Indian Horse is torn from his Ojibway family and committed to one of Canada's notorious Catholic residential schools. In this oppressive environment, Saul is denied the freedom to speak his language or embrace his indigenous heritage.