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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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SBS Movies

9 Jul 2018 - 4:58 PM  UPDATED 16 Jul 2018 - 5:18 PM

MONDAY 16 JULY

The Phantom Tollbooth
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

G
USA, 1970
Genre: Fantasy, Animation
Language: English
Director: Abe Levitow, David Monahan, Chuck Jones
Starring: Butch Patrick, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Candy Candido, Hans Conried, June Foray
What's it about?
Based upon the children's adventure novel by Norton Juster, this tells the story of a bored young boy named Milo. Unexpectedly receiving a magic tollbooth and, having nothing better to do, Milo drives through it and enters a kingdom in turmoil following the loss of it's princesses, Rhyme and Reason.

The Song Keepers
12:00PM, 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.

Friday the 13th: Part III
9:25PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1982
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Steve Miner
Starring: Dana Kimmell, Paul Kratka, Tracie Savage, Jeffrey Rogers, Catherine Parks
What's it about?
An idyllic summer turns into a nightmare of unspeakable terror for another group of naive counselors. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake's bloody legacy, one by one they fall victim to the maniacal Jason, who stalks them at every turn.

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe
10:35PM, NITV

PG
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ros Horin
Starring: Aminata Conteh-Biger, Yordanos Haile-Michael, Rosemary Kariuki-Fyfe, Yarrie Bangura
What's it about?
Four African Australian women (former refugees), all victims of sexual abuse and violence, take on the risky and difficult challenge of creating and performing their stories in a professional Theatre production. The film charts their journeys over a 5-year period from tentative and painful beginnings in exploratory workshops through to the eventual triumph of their theatre show against all the odds.

Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter
11:15PM, SBS VICELAND

MA
USA, 1984
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Joseph Zito
Starring:  Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Peter Barton
What's it about?
After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake.

TUESDAY 17 JULY

Wolf Children
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
Japan, 2012
Genre: Fantasy, Animation
Language: Japanese
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Starring (voice cast): Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Ohsawa, Haru Kuroki
What's it about?
Hana was a student before she was a mother; bright and pretty, and her future held endless possibilities. Then she met a man, who turned out to be a wolf, and together they built a family. Hana loved him fiercely, but fate took him from her, leaving her alone with two unusual kids she didn't know how to raise. Frightened of being discovered, Hana and her wolf children fled to the countryside to build a new life. Hana wasn't always a mother, but it was always what she was meant to be. From acclaimed animator Mamoru Hosoda The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars).

Friday The 13th: A New Beginning
9:20PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1985
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Danny Steinmann
Starring: Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Anthony Barrile
What's it about?
The story continues five years after the gruesome murder of Jason by Tommy Jarvis. Now committed to a halfway house, Tommy becomes a suspect when the carnage continues in the area surrounding him.

WEDNESDAY 18 JULY

Moomins on the Riviera
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

G
Finland, 2014
Genre: Animation, Family
Language: English
Director: Xavier Picard, Hanna Hemilä
Starring: Tracy-Ann Oberman, Nathaniel Parker, Maria Sid, Mats Långbacka
What's it about?
The Moomins set sail for the Riviera in search for adventure. Following a journey frought with storms and desert island dangers, Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attentions of a playboy. Moominpappa befriends an aristocrat and adopts the name 'de Moomin'. Exasperated by their behaviour, Moominmamma retires to the relative calm of their trusty boat in the hope that her family will come to their senses. 

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
9:25PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1986
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Tom McLoughlin
Starring: Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen, Renée Jones
What's it about?
Determined to finish off the infamous killer Jason Voorhees once and for all, Tommy Jarvis and a friend exhume Jason’s corpse in order to cremate him. Things go awry when Jason is instead resurrected, sparking a new chain of ruthlessly brutal murders. Now it’s up to Tommy to stop the dark, devious and demented deaths that he unwittingly brought about.

Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood
11:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1988
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: John Carl Beuchler
Starring: Terry Kiser, Jennifer Banko, John Otrin
What's it about?
When a telekinetic camper accidentally unchains Jason from the depth of Crystal Lake, she can only hope that her powers can save her from the ax-wielding maniac.

THURSDAY 19 JULY

Spirited Away
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
Japan, 2001
Genre: Family, Adventure, Animation
Language: Japanese
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring (voice cast): Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino
What's it about?
Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new house in the suburbs, but on their way, they stumble upon a tunnel that leads them into a fantasy world full of ghosts and strange creatures. An Oscar-winning and universally-beloved animation directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke).

Spirited Away: An extremely accomplished animation

Image from Spirited Away (showing 12:00PM, Thurs 19th July)

Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
9:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1989 
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Rob Hedden
Starring:  Jensen Daggett, Kane Hodder, Todd Caldecott
What's it about?
When Jason boards a cruise ship taking teenagers on a grad night voyage to New York City, there's no place for the passengers to run. Beyond Crystal Lake, Jason will find new slaygrounds in the subways, sewers, and mean streets of Manhattan.

FRIDAY 20 JULY

Howl's Moving Castle
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
Japan, 2004
Genre: Fantasy, Animation
Language: Japanese
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring (voice cast): Emily Mortimer, Jena Malone, Lauren Bacall, Christian Bale, Billy Crystal
What's it about?
Sophie, a teenage girl working in her family's hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when a handsome-but-mysterious wizard named Howl sweeps her off her feet. This innocent encounter enrages the vain and conniving Witch of the Waste, who transforms Sophie into a 90-year-old woman. Sophie's efforts to break the curse bring her to Howl's magical moving castle, where she befriends Markl, Howl's apprentice, and the hot-headed fire demon Calcifer.

Felix
7:30PM, NITV (repeats 11:00AM, Sat 21 July)

PG
South Africa, 2013
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family, Music
Language: English, Xhosa
Director: Roberta Durrant
Starring: Hlayani Junior Mabasa, Linda Sokhulu, Thapelo Mofokeng
What's it about?
13-year-old Felix Xaba dreams of becoming a saxophonist like his late father, but his mother Lindiwe thinks jazz is the devil's music. When Felix leaves his township friends to take up a scholarship for grade eight at an elite private school, he defies his mother and turns to two aging members of his father's old band to help him prepare for the school jazz concert.

SATURDAY 21 JULY

The Stanford Prison Experiment
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Starring: Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Billy Crudup, Keir Gilchrist
What's it about?
Based on a true story: in 1971, Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo (Crudup) cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went from middle-class undergrads to drunk-with-power sadists and submissive victims in just a few days.

Still from 'The Stanford Prison Experiment' trailer.

Fishing Without Nets
10:45PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Kenya, Somalia, USA, 2014
Genre: Thriller
Language: Somali, English, French
Director: Cutter Hodierne
Starring: Abdikani Muktar, Abdi Siad, Abduwhali Faarah, Reda Kateb, Idil Ibrahim, Eric Godon
What's it about?
In Somalia, principled, young husband and father Abdi turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow pirates hit the high seas and capture a French oil tanker, demanding a hefty ransom. During the long wait for the cash to arrive, Abdi forges a tentative friendship with one of the hostages. When some of the pirates resort to violence, Abdi must make dramatic choices to determine his course.

SUNDAY 22 JULY

Black Coal, Thin Ice
2:00AM, SBS

M
China, 2014
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: Mandarin
Director: Yi'nan Diao
Starring: Fan Liao, Lun-Mei Kwei, Xuebing Wang
What's it about?
In northern China, a series of recent murders grab the attention of two former cops, who lost their jobs after investigating a similar crime years earlier. This stylish film noir was the winner of the Golden Bear at the 2014 Berlinale.

Black Coal, Thin Ice review: Chinese noir thriller unlike anything else