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Win Human Traffic Soundtracks!! --------------------------------

We have five fabulous Human Traffic CD soundtracks to give away featuring some of the best of British club music. See the Competition page on the web site for your chance to win...

Still screening this week at the Rialto...

Boys Don't Cry --------------
When Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank) arrived in the rural community of Fall City, Nebraska, he immediately enchanted the inhabitants of the small rural community with his innocence and charm. But Brandon wasn't who he appeared to be. Seventy-five miles away, in his hometown of Lincoln, he had left behind a personal crisis involving his new love, Lana (Chloe Sevigny), and her reckless friend John (Peter Sarsgaard). As directory/writer Kimberly Peirce explains, Boys Don't Cry is a story about identity: "Brandon unwittingly provided not only a sense of adventure and possibility in a place where there was very little, he instilled a sense that you could go ahead and live out your dreams," says Peirce. "Yet, when his assumed identity unraveled, this kid who had at first appeared simply harmless and eager to please, became entirely threatening. The story had classic mythic elements. The trick was uncovering the underlying emotional truth and figuring out how to tell it."

Screening at the Rialto Auckland and Wellington.

THE CIDER HOUSE RULES ----------------------
The Cider House Rules is the latest film from director Lasse Hallestrom who brought us My Life As A Dog, What's Eating Gilbert Grape? and Something To Talk About. Based on the acclaimed novel by John Irving (who also wrote the screenplay), the film is a coming-of-age tale that follows the journey of Homer Wells, an orphan. Although he has no family, Homer has never wanted for affection, thanks to the loving attention of Dr Wilbur Larch of the St. Cloud's orphanage. However, as Homer approaches manhood, he starts to question Dr. Larch's methods. Eager to explore the world for himself, he leaves St Cloud's and discovers adventure, friendships, danger and betrayal.

Screening at the Rialto Auckland.

ROVER 75 UK FILM SERIES 2000 ----------------------------
Starts this week at the Rialto Hamilton, coming soon to Christchurch and Dunedin. March is a celebration of all things UK at Rialto Cinemas with the launch of the inaugural Rover 75 UK Film Series 2000. The festival showcases the best in contemporary UK movies, brought to you by Rover, an example of the best in contemporary UK design.

With 12 feature films and a selection of UK short films, the Rover 75 UK Film Series 2000 is a unique opportunity to experience the latest and newest that the UK has to offer, all on first time release in New Zealand.

The Rover 75 UK Film Series 2000 kicks off at each Rialto Cinema with a gala screening of East is East and you can join us to celebrate the opening with a complimentary glass of wine and light food from 8.00pm - film starts promptly 8.30pm. All tickets $16. Phone bookings essential.

Festival Starting Dates: Palmerston North: March 15 Hamilton: March 23 Christchurch: March 30 Dunedin: April 6

For further information and screening times see the Special Features page on the web site or pick up a brochure at your local Rialto cinema...

Screening this week at the Rialto...

AUCKLAND ---------

Boys Don't Cry, The Cider House Rules, The Dinner Game, The End of the Affair, Happiness, My Name Is Joe, The Straight Story, Tea With Mussolini

HAMILTON ---------

Rover 75 UK Film Series 2000, American Beauty, Happiness, The Insider, My Name Is Joe

PALMERSTON NORTH ------------------

Rover 75 UK Film Series 2000, The Insider

WELLINGTON -----------

Boys Don't Cry, Happiness, The Sixth Sense, The Straight Story

CHRISTCHURCH -------------

The Debt Collector, The End of the Affair, Happiness, The Straight Story, Three Kings

DUNEDIN --------

American Beauty, The End of the Affair, The Green Mile

Rialto Cinemas email: Auckland: 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket. Tel: (09) 529 2218 Hamilton: Centre Place Shopping Centre. Tel: (07) 839 2981 Palmerston Nth: Broadway Avenue's Downtown Complex. Tel: (06) 355 5656 Wellington: Corner of Jervois Quay and Cable St. Tel: (04) 385 1864 Christchurch: Level 1, 250 Moorhouse Ave. Tel: (03) 374 9404 Dunedin: 11 Moray Place. Tel: (03) 474 2200

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