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02 July

2012


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Francesca Rudkin

My first picks this week are from a new Rialto Channel series called Double Exposure, which brings you two complementary documentaries every Wednesday and Thursday at 8.30pm. It’s a fantastic new series with something for everyone, from sporting documentaries (One Night in Turin, Fire in Babylon) to documentaries on social media (Catfish, POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold) and religious belief (Sons of Perdition, Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football).

 

This week we begin in the world of art in media with Page One: Inside the New York Times on Wednesday evening (4th July, 8.30pm), followed by the delightful Bill Cunningham New York on Thursday (5th July, 8.30pm).

28 June

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

We’ve ticked Clouzot and Truffaut off the list in our Director’s Series, and it was only a matter of time before we’d get around to celebrating the work of their New Wave colleague and one of the most influential filmmakers of our time, Jean Luc Godard.

25 June

2012


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Francesca Rudkin

This week I just have to start my picks of the week with the Iranian film Women Without Men, screening on Tuesday 26th June at 8.30pm.

21 June

2012


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Francesca Rudkin

The New Zealand International Film Festival has announced ten New Zealand documentaries will premiere at the 2012 Festival, which kicks off in Auckland on July 19th.

18 June

2012


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Francesca Rudkin

This weeks sees Rialto run the full gamut of emotions, as you’d expect, beginning with the 2011 Oscar nominee Incendies (Tuesday 19th June, 8.30pm), a film from Quebec director Denis Villeneuve based on the play Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad. It’s the heart-wrenching story of 20-something Canadian twins Simon (Maxim Gau) and Jeanne (Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin) who discover when reading their mother’s will that their father is alive (they had been told he was dead) and they have a brother they didn’t know about.

15 June

2012


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Francesca Rudkin

Give Up Tomorrow is the debut documentary from American filmmaker Michael Collins. It tells the story of 19 year old student Paco Larranaga who with several other young men was arrested for the rape and murder of two sisters in the Philippines in 1997. Despite strong evidence of Paco’s innocence he was convicted, imprisoned and sentenced to death by a questionable judicial system. In this brilliantly executed documentary, Collins takes us chronologically through the extraordinary story of this “trial of the century”.

Michael Collins has spent the last 13 months traveling the world with his award winning film, and kindly took the time to answer a few questions for us.


11 June

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

As the southerly blast brings parts of the country to a brief standstill, we can at least console ourselves with the thought it could be worse - we could be at a polar station on a desolate island in the Arctic Ocean.

07 June

2012


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Francesca Rudkin

Kicking off Rialto Channel’s month of Crime Documentaries on Thursday evenings at 8.30pm, is the remarkable tale of a modern day gangster, Manchester’s Dominic Noonan. Directed by investigative reporter Donal MacIntyre who is well known for his hard hitting investigations and undercover exposes, A Very British Gangster is a film that confirms your perception of a modern day gangster, and then tears down those perceptions with some unexpected twists.

05 June

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Beginning the working week on a Tuesday is one of life’s little joys, and Rialto Channel has an interesting collection of films to help keep the joy alive this week.

01 June

2012


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Francesca Rudkin

This month’s featured director in Rialto’s Director’s Series is British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg.

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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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