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Mondays 8.30pm in January
Rialto World celebrates a sensational array of arthouse foreign film. ‘The Image Book’ celebrates the work of legendary director, Jean-Luc Godard. In a collage film essay, his famous style and inspiring perspective, is an ode to his outstanding eye. ‘Love Me Not’ is Greek film which is a dramatic exploration of drama and mystery following the arrival of a new family member. In a unique dada art inspired animation film from Hungary, ‘Ruben Brandt, Collector’ is a mesmerising adventure into the challenged mind of a psychotherapist. Finally, ‘Happy As Lazzaro’ is a charming and at times bizarre story of the loveable young Lazzaro. A fine Italian end, to a wonderful range of films.
Ruben Brandt, Collector
Mega Time Squad
The Kindergarten Teacher
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A fascinating film profiling the life and work of artist Shepard Fairey, going deep into the world of street art and its role in politics and pop culture. Obey Giant follows Fairey's rise from his roots in punk rock to his role as one of the most well-known street artists in the world.
Series 1: The final episode. This original comedy follows a group of working class friends who find unconventional ways to win at life. Vinnie, a Lancashire lad with bipolar disorder, and Dylan, his razor smart best mate, are inseparable and utterly co-dependent.
Set in the north of Chile in the late 90s, the disappearance of twelve young girls in the commune of Alto Hospicio triggers an investigation by police captain César Rojas. The small town and its inhabitants are hit hard by the shocking events.
Exploring the labyrinth of the contemporary art world, The Price Of Everything examines the role of art and artistic passion in today’s money-driven, consumer-based society. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers and a rich range of artists.
Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible explores the life, philosophy and impact of one of the most influential early 20th century modernists. The film breaks down Duchamp’s ideas and applies them to both historical events and the modernist explosion.
Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray, both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack.
Spanning over a decade from the early 1950’s through to the mid-60’s, Novitiate is about a young girl's first initiation with love, in this case with God. A scholarship to Catholic school finds Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a life devoted to the worship of God.
March, 1918. C-company arrives in northern France to take its turn in the front line trenches, led by the war-weary, Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin). With a German offensive imminently approaching, the officers and their cook use food and the memories to distract themselves.
The story begins with Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for being simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their isolated pastoral village Inviolata is dominated by the terrible ruthless tobacco tyrant.
Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Thursday 30 January 8.30pm Channel 039
This compelling doco paints a portrait of Jean-Michel and downtown New York pre AIDS, during President Reagan and the real estate and art booms – before anyone was motivated by money and ambition. Basquiat’s paintings now sell for millions of dollars at auctions
Merricat lives with her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian. The trio are survivors of an arsenic poisoning that killed everyone else in the family five years prior. Merricat is bold and imaginative and protects the property with "spells".