This February, Rialto Channel (Sky Channel 39) transforms Friday nights into a vibrant celebration of LGBTQIA+ stories, love, and the complex tapestry of human emotions with its “Pride Nights” series.

Each Friday, viewers are invited to explore different facets of the LGBTQIA+ experience through a curated selection of films premiering at 8.30 PM.

Offering more than just entertainment, Rialto Channel’s Pride Nights provide a window into the diverse experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community, celebrating love in all its forms. These films, rich in storytelling and emotion, invite audiences to reflect on the struggles and triumphs of LGBTQIA+ individuals.


Premiering February 2: “In From The Side”

The series kicks off with “In From The Side,” starring Alexander Lincoln and Alexander King. Set against the backdrop of a struggling gay rugby club, this gripping drama explores the consequences of a clandestine affair between two team members. As their secret relationship deepens, they face the risk of tearing apart the very community they cherish. This film navigates the delicate balance between love and loyalty, challenging viewers to consider the cost of hidden truths.

Premiering February 9: “The Surrogate”

“The Surrogate,” featuring Jasmine Batchelor and Chris Perfetti, premiers on February 9. This poignant narrative follows a Brooklyn-based web designer who becomes a surrogate for her best friend and his husband. However, their joy is short-lived when a prenatal test reveals unexpected results, thrusting them into a moral quagmire. “The Surrogate” is a compelling exploration of ethics, friendship, and the unforeseen challenges of life.

Premiering February 16: “My Love Affair With Marriage”

On February 16, “My Love Affair With Marriage” brings an animated twist to the lineup. This charming film follows Zelma, a young girl influenced by the songs and fairy tales of her childhood, who believes that conforming to societal expectations will lead her to love. However, as she grows, she discovers that her body and spirit rebel against these norms. It’s a whimsical yet profound journey into the heart of a woman learning to define love on her own terms.

Premiering February 26: “My First Summer”

The series concludes on February 26 with “My First Summer,” starring Markella Kavenagh and Maiah Stewardson. In this touching coming-of-age story, 16-year-old Claudia, isolated from the world following her mother’s death, finds solace and companionship in Grace, a vivacious local teenager. Their budding relationship is a testament to the healing power of human connection, showcasing the beauty and strength found in togetherness.

Join Rialto Channel this February for a heartfelt celebration of Pride, promising memorable nights filled with stories that resonate long after the credits roll.