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Roald Dahl's
Esio Trot

Saturday 1 December 8.30pm

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Faces Places

Thursday 27 December 8.30pm

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The
Divine Order

Monday 3 December 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.

ART MEETS LIFE


Thursdays 8.30pm in December

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Faces Places (27th) headlines our collection of art documentaries. Follow director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. as they journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship. Prophecy (20th) is the story of an oil painting from conception to completion by artist Peter Howson and its subsequent sale. The Great Museum (13th) takes an in-depth look at daily life at one of the most famous cultural institutions in the world, The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The docu-drama Francofonia (6th) tells the history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art.

Rialto Channel: Thursdays from 6th – 8.30pm

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The Man Who
Invented Christmas

The Man Who Invented Christmas

In 1843 London, author Charles Dickens finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in ‘A Christmas Carol’, forever changing the holiday season.

In 1843 London, author Charles Dickens finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in ‘A Christmas Carol’, forever changing the holiday season.

Mary
Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied to her by the rigid hierarchies of the day.

Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied to her by the rigid hierarchies of the day.

God's Own
Country

God's Own Country

Spring. Yorkshire. Isolated young sheep farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker Gheorghe, employed for the lambing season. The chance meeting ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

Spring. Yorkshire. Isolated young sheep farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker Gheorghe, employed for the lambing season. The chance meeting ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

Roald Dahl's
Esio Trot

Roald Dahl's Esio Trot

Lonely, ageing bachelor Mr Hoppy lives in a London flat and has two loves in his life - his balcony garden and Mrs Silver, the widow in the flat below. Sadly Mrs Silver is too fond of her tortoise Alfie to respond. Noting that Mrs Silver is perturbed that Alfie never seems to grow, Mr Hoppy hatches a plan to win her affection..

Lonely, ageing bachelor Mr Hoppy lives in a London flat and has two loves in his life - his balcony garden and Mrs Silver, the widow in the flat below. Sadly Mrs Silver is too fond of her tortoise Alfie to respond. Noting that Mrs Silver is perturbed that Alfie never seems to grow, Mr Hoppy hatches a plan to win her affection..

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Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

Saturday 24 November 8.30pm Channel 039

Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric legendary actress Gloria Grahame* (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. With the doors closed on her career in Hollywood, now in her 50’s, Grahame begins a new life and career in England where she meets the young, aspiring actor, Turner.

Rake

Tuesday 6 November 8.30pm Channel 039

Starring Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day & Anthony LaPaglia. Now an independent Senator in a crumbling Federal Parliament, will Cleaver step up to help Australia keep calm and carry on... or add more chaos to his life and the lives of those around him?

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