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26 November

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Top of this week’s picks is the incredible story of how a group of ordinary people who were infected with the AIDS virus, or somehow affected by it, became health activists in a desperate bid to slow down the AIDS epidemic in New York City during the 1980s and 90s. 


22 November

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

You’ve probably noticed December is approaching fast, and Rialto Channel is, like the rest of us, determined to get in as much as possible before Christmas.


19 November

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

It’s not uncommon this year to read about media institutions falling into disrepute, so it would be reasonable to assume a documentary called Tabloid might be about a recent scandal. But no, it’s more interesting than that.


15 November

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

I just can’t get my head around the idea of another Star Wars film. As the press releases come thick and fast from Lucasfilm it’s clear the idea of a seventh Star Wars film has been in the pipeline for a while, but I’m not sure whether I’m happy about it or not.


12 November

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Well, I have to say, Rialto Channel’s timing couldn’t be more perfect. Just after George Lucas announces he’s selling his company Lucasfilm Ltd to Disney for around US4 billion, Rialto’s playing the hilarious documentary The People vs George Lucas (Friday 16th November, 8.30pm).


07 November

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

The telly folk might have been happy not to share their awards night with the New Zealand film industry this year, but thanks to organisers Hugh Sundae (nzherald.co.nz) and Ant Timpson (of 48 Film Festival fame) this country’s talented filmmakers and thespians will still be acknowledged in 2012.


06 November

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

I’ve been waiting for filmmaker Lars von Trier to feature in our Director’s Showcase ever since the series began over a year ago. So I’m rather excited it’s his turn this month, and we can indulge in five films that have made von Trier a controversial and unique cinematic force.

01 November

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Throughout November Rialto Channel brings you Headliners, a collection of award winning biographies, in association with George FM.

29 October

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

This week, Rialto Channel is playing one of the most stunning films I’ve seen this year, although officially released late last year, Lars Von Trier’s psychological disaster movie Melancholia (Saturday 3rd November, 8.30pm).

25 October

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Kicking off next week is one of New Zealand’s most respected short film programs, Show Me Shorts. The festival will screen in 12 cinemas around the country, from early November.


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Francesca Rudkin

Francesca Rudkin

Over the last 20 years Francesca Rudkin has been working in the media as a film and music reviewer (NZ Herald, Breakfast TV), a television presenter and producer, and voice over artist. Francesca is Rialto Channel's resident vlogger, allowing her to indulge in her love of world cinema. Her next challenge is to convince her young children that being a “Cinephile” is a legitimate profession.


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