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
The Man Who
The Man Who Invented Christmas
God's Own Country
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot
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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.