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McQueen

Wednesday 24 April 8.30pm

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Book Club

Saturday 27 April 8.30pm

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Monday 22 April 8.30pm

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Rialto Channel is 100% Kiwi-owned and 100% commercial-free. Watch award-winning independent films, local and international cinema, documentaries and exclusive series.
See renown NZ film reviewer Francesca Rudkin’s latest vlog here

FASHIONISTAS


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.

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Shelley

Mary Shelley

She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley, and the creation of her immortal monster, is nearly as fantastical as her fiction.

She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley, and the creation of her immortal monster, is nearly as fantastical as her fiction.

Striking
Out

Striking Out

When Tara discovers her fiancé (and fellow solicitor) Eric has been cheating with a colleague, she leaves him and their prestigious law firm to set up her own practice specialising in family and divorce law.

When Tara discovers her fiancé (and fellow solicitor) Eric has been cheating with a colleague, she leaves him and their prestigious law firm to set up her own practice specialising in family and divorce law.

Whitney

Whitney

Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart 7 consecutive U.S. No.1 hits.

Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart 7 consecutive U.S. No.1 hits.

Book
Club

Book Club

Four longtime friends and book club members have their lives upended when they aim to spice up their mundane routines by reading the provocative bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey.

Four longtime friends and book club members have their lives upended when they aim to spice up their mundane routines by reading the provocative bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey.

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Diamond Island

Monday 29 April 8.30pm Channel 039

Bora, 18, leaves his village to work on the Diamond Island shipyards, an ultra-modern paradise project for the rich and a symbol of Cambodia of the future. He becomes friends with other young workers, until he finds his older brother who had disappeared five years earlier.

McQueen

Wednesday 24 April 8.30pm Channel 039

A powerful film charting the life and career of fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen. From his start as a tailor, to launching and overseeing his eponymous line, to his untimely death.

The Bug: The Life & Times Of The People's Car

Thursday 25 April 8.30pm Channel 039

The Volkswagen Bug is one of the most recognisable and loved vehicles on the planet. From its dark past in pre-WWII Germany, to the Summer of Love and even a Disney film, this car captured the hearts and minds of millions around the world.

Cardinal

Friday 26 April 8.30pm Channel 039

It’s early summer in Algonquin Bay and the black flies aren’t the only ones out for blood. Detectives John Cardinal and Lise Delorme find themselves with a strange case on their hands.

Where Is Kyra?

Saturday 23 March 8.30pm Channel 039

In Brooklyn, New York, Kyra loses her job and struggles to survive on her ailing mother's income. As the weeks and months go on, her problems worsen. This leads her on a risky and dangerous path.

Blood

Sunday nights at 8.30pm Channel 039

Families are bound by blood… and by secrets. This psychological thriller set in rural Ireland is a family saga about a woman, Cat, who returns home following her mother’s seemingly accidental death from a fall at the bottom of a garden pond. Cat begins to suspect her father’s involvement in the death. Starring Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty) and Carolina Main.

BEGINS SUNDAY 3 MARCH AT 8.30PM

Call Me Bruna Season 2

Monday 12 March 8.30pm Channel 039

Raquel is a upper middle class young woman who decides to change her life, runs away from home and starts working at Stella's brothel. Between her clients, the rivals and her family, she becomes increasingly convicted about her place.

The Song Of Sway Lake

Friday 22 March 8.30pm Channel 039

After his father's suicide, a young record collector and his friend go to his family's lake house to steal a valuable jazz record. While he is there, encounters with his estranged grandmother.

Submission

Saturday 30 March 8.30pm Channel 039

Ted Swenson is a once-acclaimed author who teaches writing at a small liberal arts college. When a new pupil, Angela Argo, shows promise Ted focuses on nurturing her career, and she appears more than willing to devote the one-on-one time required.

C'est La Vie

Monday 25 March 8.30pm Channel 039

From the team behind the acclaimed The Intouchables, comes a wedding comedy with a great cast, full of shallow characters and a screwball plot! Pierre is marrying Héléna and he wants everthing about the wedding party to be first class!

Last Men In Aleppo

Wednesday 27 March 8.30pm Channel 039

Nominated for an Academy Award and Winner of the Grand Jury Documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Syrian filmmaker Fayyad and Danish co-director Johannessen's breathtaking work - a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage.

I, Dolours

Thursday 28 March 8.30pm Channel 039

A cinematic yet intimate and complex portrait of Dolours Price, militant IRA activist, hunger striker and dissident Republican who two years before she died gave a filmed interview on condition that it would not be broadcast in her lifetime.

The Boy Downstairs

Friday 29 March 8.30pm Channel 039

Diana moves back to New York City after a few years abroad and finds the perfect Brooklyn apartment for a fresh start. Yet on the first night in her new home, she discovers that her ex-boyfriend Ben lives in the apartment below hers.

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