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Rialto Channel are very proud to be presenting 'Reel Women' throughout March and April, focussing on the female actors and filmmakers who shine the spotlight on the talent and importance of the female perspective, to allow and ensure all creative, emotive, inspirational female stories are told. Iconic kiwi television legend Judy Bailey will be presenting this two month event, and NZ actors and filmmakers will be invited to share their stories and opinions on the strength and future of females in the film and television industry.
Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan
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Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin was an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado.
Shirley Horrocks, cine-biographer of many notable New Zealand artists, (Peter Peryer: The Art Of Seeing), delivers an invaluable survey of the work and legacy of one of our most exceptional scientists and public figures. Sir Paul Callaghan, physicist, science communicator, entrepreneur and 2011 New Zealander of the Year, died in 2012, of cancer, when he was in his prime.
When Frenchman Daniel Le Brun moved to New Zealand in the 1970s, he declared its wine was nothing short of garbage. Fast forward nearly forty years and Kiwi wine has gained international respect and prestige, especially Marlborough’s Sauvignon Blanc.
A sumptuous biopic of the beautiful Queen of France who became a symbol for the wanton extravagance of the 18th century monarchy, and was eventually stripped of her riches and finery, imprisoned and beheaded by her own subjects during the French Revolution that began in 1789.