Rialto Channel celebrates with two months of Reel Women

Posted Wednesday 04 Mar 2020

I Am Nicola

Fancy a great night in? Tune in to the Rialto Channel throughout March and April. Reel Women will be focusing on female actors and filmmakers who highlight the female perspective in their work. Iconic Kiwi TV personality Judy Bailey will be presenting this two month event which will include interviews with women in the New Zealand screen industry via podcasts with Rialto's own Francesca Rudkin.
We'll highlight the upcoming films, documentaries and podcasts in every eNews while this special event is on.

What's on in the next two weeks:
Sundays at 8:30pm Rialto British presents the 'I Am' trilogy, part two of which is screening on Sunday 8 March which is International Women's Day.

Sunday 8 March
I Am: Nicola starring Vicky McClure (pictured above)
Nicola finds herself stuck in a dysfunctional and coercive relationship, dissatisfied with her life. Her partner Adam views her desire for a change as a personal attack, sending their relationship into a downward spiral of arguments, guilt and reconciliation.

Sunday 15 March
I Am: Hannah starring Gemma Chan
Facing impediments both within and beyond her control, Hannah is confronted by a crisis of aspiration and identity.

Mondays at 8:30pm Leading Ladies of French Film
Monday 2 March
Things To Come starring Isabelle Huppert.
A teacher whose life is going through a series of life changing seperations .

Monday 9 March
Hannah starring Charlotte Rampling.
Hannah is the ultimate portrait of a woman's loss of identity as she teeters between denial and reality.

Monday 16 March
All That Divides Us starring Catherine Deneuve
A mother tries to save her daughter from a questionable relationship.

Wednesday nights at 8:30pm: Honouring Outstanding Actresses with double features each week
Wednesday 4 March
Colette, followed by Book Club

Wednesday 11 March
Her Smell, followed by Nine

Friday 6 March - Francesca Rudkin speaks to CEO of NZ Film Commission, Annabelle Sheehan
Friday 13 March - Francesca Rudkin speaks to NZ filmmaker Pietra Brettkelly

Click here for Reel Women Podcasts

 

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Patea's Tapu te Ranga Marae doco premiering at Maoriland Film Festival 2020

Posted Wednesday 04 Mar 2020

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In June 2019, Wellington's Tapu Te Ranga Marae was devastated by fire, just two years after the passing of founder Bruce Stewart. This documentary by Ness Patea and Ruth Korver tells the rich history of the Marae as remembered by Bruce in the last years of his life. Check it out at one of four screenings the M?oriland Film Festival (MFF) where it's premiering.

Click here to read director Ness Patea's blog about how the doco came about