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When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS VICELAND, NITV and SBS On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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2 Jul 2018 - 6:16 PM  UPDATED 2 Jul 2018 - 6:16 PM

MONDAY 9 JULY

Message from Mungo
10:30AM, NITV

G
Australia, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Andrew Pike, Ann McGrath
What's it about?
Lake Mungo is an ancient Pleistocene lake-bed in south-western New South Wales, and is one of the world’s richest archaeological sites. Message from Mungo focuses on the interface over the last 40 years between the scientists on one hand, and, on the other, the Indigenous communities who identify with the land and with the human remains revealed at the site. This interface has often been deeply troubled and contentious, but within the conflict and its gradual resolution lies a moving story of the progressive empowerment of the traditional custodians of the area.

Little Nicholas
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

G
Belgium, France, 2009
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Laurent Tirard
Starring: Vincent Claude, Charles Vaillant, Maxime Godart, Valérie Lemercier, Kad Merad
What's it about?
Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change forever: his mother is pregnant. He panics and envisions the worst.

Ella
8:30PM, NITV (repeats 11:00AM, Tuesday 10 July and 7:05PM, Saturday 14 July)

G
Australia, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Douglas Watkin
What's it about?
Ella Havelka made history in 2013 by becoming the first Indigenous dancer at the 50-year-old Australian Ballet. In this documentary, Ella – a descendant of the Wiradjuri people – charts her inspiring journey from growing up in modest circumstances as the only child of a single mother in rural Australia to gaining entry to National Ballet School, then spending formative years with the acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre before accepting the invitation of The Australian Ballet's artistic director David McAllister to join one of the world's foremost ballet companies.

Wiradjuri Ballet dancer, Ella Havelka

Play It Again, Sam
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1972
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Herbert Ross
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Jerry Lacy, Susan Anspach
What's it about?
A mild mannered film critic (Woody Allen) is dumped by his wife and his ego is crushed. His hero persona is the tough guy played by Humphrey Bogart in many of his movies, and the apparition of Bogart begins showing up to give him advice. With the encouragement of his two married friends, he actually tries dating again, with less than satisfactory results, until he relaxes.

Runaway
10:10PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1984
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Michael Crichton
Starring: Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Gene Simmons, Kirstie Alley
What's it about?
In the near future, robots are crafted for the purpose of serving man. But now, guided by a sinister force, they're commiting murder. Jack Ramsay (Tom Selleck) is a sergeant in the Runaway Squad - a security force dedicated to the termination of defective, or 'runaway' robots. Ramsay and his assistant Thompson (Cynthia Rhodes) are called in when two electronic engineers meet violent deaths, and both discover a link between the murders and the development of a terrifying new weapon by an evil mastermind.

TUESDAY 10 JULY

Little Nicholas on Holiday
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

G
France, 2014
Genre: Family, Comedy
Language: French
Director: Laurent Tirard
Starring: Valérie Lemercier, Kad Merad, Daniel Prevost, François Damiens, Francis Perrin
What's it about?
Nicholas and his family are off to the seaside for a summer vacation, and the result is a film filled with rich humour, moments of childhood nostalgia, hilarious blunders and misunderstandings across three generations. 

WEDNESDAY 11 JULY

Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
France, USA, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Language: French
Director: Louis Clichy, Alexandre Astier
Starring (voice cast): Alain Chabat, Laurent Lafitte
What's it about?
In order to wipe out the Gaulish village by any means necessary, Caesar plans to absorb the villagers into Roman culture by having an estate built next to the village to start a new Roman colony.

Team America: World Police
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2004 
Genre: Comedy, Animation
Language: English
Director: Trey Parker
Starring (voice cast): Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Masasa Moyo
What's it about?
Team America, an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability learns that a power hungry dictator is brokering weapons of mass destruction to terrorists. The heroes embark upon a harrowing mission to save the world. From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

Team America: World Police Review

Ra.One
10:25PM, SBS VICELAND

M
India, 2011
Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction, Action
Language: Hindi, Tamil
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor
What's it about?
This thrilling sci-fi/adventure follows Shekhar, a video game designer who creates a villain called Ra.One for his latest game. When Ra.One manages to escape the virtual world, he begins to hunt down Shekhar's son, the only player to have challenged Ra.One's power. 

Ra.One Review

THURSDAY 12 JULY

Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
France, Belgium, 2013
Genre: Family, Adventure, Animation
Language: none
Director: Hélène Giraud, Thomas Szabo
What's it about?
In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a hastily abandoned picnic sparks a battle between two tribes of ants. A bold young ladybug finds himself caught in the middle. He befriends the leader of the black ants, Mandible, and helps him save the anthill from the assault of the terrible red ant warriors, led by the fearful Butor. A fantastic journey at ground level.

All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Canada, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Fred Peabody
What's it about?
Vancouver-based filmmaker and TV news veteran Fred Peabody explores the life and legacy of the maverick American journalist I.F. Stone, whose long one-man crusade against government deception lives on in the work of such contemporary filmmakers and journalists as Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, David Corn, and Matt Taibbi.

Radiance
9:30PM, NITV

M
Australia, 1998
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Rachel Perkins
Starring: Deborah Mailman, Trisha Morton-Thomas, Rachael Maza
What's it about?
Three sisters reunite after some years apart, for their mother’s funeral. Cressy (Rachael Maza), the eldest of the three, is a diva - an opera singer who is reluctant to visit the past and definitely doesn’t want to share it with her sisters. Mae (Trisha Morton-Thomas), has stayed behind looking after mum, and believes that Cressy hasn’t shared enough. Nona (Deborah Mailman), the youngest and the party girl, just wants them to all be one happy family. Based on the acclaimed play by Louis Nowra.

Radiance Review

FRIDAY 13 JULY

Bugsy Malone
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

G
UK, 1976
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Language: English
Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Scott Baio, Jodie Foster, Florrie Dugger, John Cassisi, Martin Lev
What's it about?
A pint-sized cast illuminates this musical that is unlike any other ever made. Set in 1929 New York City, Bugsy Malone captures a flashy world of would-be hoodlums, showgirls, and dreamers - all played by child actors. As Tallulah, the sassy girlfriend of the owner of Fat Sam's Grand Slam Speakeasy, future superstar Jodie Foster dances and sings her way into our hearts.

Thule Tuvalu
12:30PM, NITV

PG
Tuvalu, Switzerland, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Matthias von Gunten
What's it about?
Thule, Greenland, also called Qaanaaqis, is one of the northernmost towns in the world. As the climate warms and the ice caps begin to melt, the gentle balance of life for the people of this community is in jeopardy. On the other side of the globe, the melting ice caps are raising sea levels around the Polynesian island nation of Tuvalu, threatening to wipe the island right off the map. Though a world apart, these two communities are intricately connected as environmental balance begins to tip and traditional ways of life are threatened.

Friday the 13th
9:35PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1980
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Starring: Betsy Palmer, Kevin Bacon, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby
What's it about?
In this film that helped define the modern horror genre - and more specifically, the 'slasher' subgenre - camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.

'Friday The 13th' and the history of the slasher film

SATURDAY 14 JULY

Here I Am
8:35PM, NITV

M
Australia, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Beck Cole
Starring: Shai Pittman, Quinaiha Scott, Bruce Carter, Marcia Langton
What's it about?
Fresh out of prison, Karen (Shai Pittman), a beautiful, young Aboriginal woman, finds herself stuck on the streets. She finds sanctuary at a shelter for Aboriginal women where she begins the painful journey of reconnecting with her estranged mother and her young daughter. Featuring cinematography by Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah and Sweet Country).

Here I Am Review

Friday the 13th Part II
9:20PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1981
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Steve Miner
Starring: Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King, Kirsten Baker, Stuart Charno
What's it about?
Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of counselors follow -- including child psychologist major Ginny. But Jason has been hiding out all this time, and now he's ready for revenge.

SUNDAY 15 JULY

Wish I Was Here
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Zach Braff
Starring: Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Joey King, Ashley Greene, Mandy Patinkin
What's it about?
A 35-year-old father and husband, Aiden Bloom (Zach Braff) is a struggling L.A. actor who hasn't had a part in years, and is still trying to find his identity. His wife Sarah (Kate Hudson) holds down a steady job, but money is tight for the family. One day they are forced to pull their kids out of private school when Aiden's dad is diagnosed with cancer. Aiden decides to home school his children, gradually discovering more of himself along the way. Writer-director-actor Zach Braff's follow-up to his 2004 hit Garden State.

The Song Keepers
8:30PM, NITV

PG
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary 
Language: English
Director: Naina Sen
What's it about?
Central Australia’s answer to The Buena Vista Social Club, The Song Keepers tells the uplifting story of women from the world’s oldest culture preserving some of the world’s oldest sacred songs, connecting Germany to Indigenous history in the process.

The remarkable true story behind 'The Song Keepers'

The Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir in action.

Putuparri and the Rainmakers
10:00PM, NITV

M
Australia, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Nicole Ma
What's it about?
Tom "Putuparri" Lawford is a man caught between two worlds: his past and present in modern society, where he battles with alcoholism and domestic violence; and his future as a leader of his people, reconnecting with his ancestral lands and shouldering his responsibility to pass this knowledge on to the next generation. Director Nicole Ma spent more than a decade documenting Putuparri's journey, travelling with him and his family on numerous occasions as they fight for their native title claim over the area.