• Pan's Labyrinth, showing this Saturday on SBS. (SSB Movies)Source: SSB Movies
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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6 Oct 2018 - 4:48 PM  UPDATED 6 Oct 2018 - 4:48 PM

MONDAY 8 OCTOBER

The Blood Is at the Doorstep
12:25PM, NITV (repeats 9:35PM)

M
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Erik Ljung
What's it about?
After Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice and reform as the investigation unfolds.

TUESDAY 9 OCTOBER

Lousy Little Sixpence
10:00AM, NITV

PG
Australia, 1983
Genre: Documentary
Language: English 
Director: Alec Morgan, Gerald Bostock
What's it about?
Tells of Aborigines' removal from their families to be sent to work as servants for white people and the rise of the first Aboriginal organisations in the 1930's, in particular the Aborigines Progressive Association.

Lousy Little Sixpence, 1983, Alec Morgan and Gerry Bostock, documentary.

Phoenix
1:15AM, SBS

M
Germany, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: German, English
Director: Christian Petzold
Starring: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf 
What's it about?
Badly injured, her face destroyed, Auschwitz survivor Nelly returns to her hometown, Berlin. Having barely recovered from facial surgery, Nelly ignores her friend’s warnings and sets out to find her husband, Johnny – the love of her life who is convinced that his wife is dead. When Nelly finally tracks him down, he recognises nothing but an unnerving resemblance and doesn’t believe it could really be her. Hoping to secure her family’s inheritance, Johnny suggests to Nelly that she take on the identity of his late wife.

Phoenix: Christian Petzold and Nina Hoss interview

WEDNESDAY 10 OCTOBER

28 Weeks Later
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, 2007
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Starring: Robert Carlyle, Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Imogen Poots
What's it about?
In this sequel to 28 Days Later from Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Intacto), refugees are returning to Britain six months after the rage virus annihilated the country. The US Army considers the situation to be under control but the calm is shattered once the virus manifests itself once again and the army calls Code Red.

Dawn of the Dead
10:25PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2004
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Sarah Polley, Mekhi Phifer, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Ty Burrell
What's it about?
During a plague of flesh-hungry zombies, a group of survivors takes refuge in a suburban shopping mall where they must work as a team to fight off the threat. A remake of George Romero's 1978 classic of the same name, from director Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300).

In Times of Fading Light
12:10AM, SBS

M
Germany, 2017
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: German, Russian
Director: Matti Geschonneck
Starring: Bruno Ganz, Alexander Fehling, Sylvester Groth, Stephan Grossmann
What's it about?
Just before the fall of the Berlin Wall, the birthday celebrations of an East German family turn into a tragicomical moment of political and personal breakdown. Based on the best-selling novel by Eugen Ruge and starring Bruno Ganz (Wings of Desire, Downfall).

THURSDAY 11 OCTOBER

My Survival as an Aboriginal
10:30AM, NITV

M
Australia, 1979
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Essie Coffey
What's it about?
Essie Coffey, a Murrawarri woman and black activist, shows the conflicts of living as an Aboriginal under white domination. The first Australian film directed by an Indigenous woman.

Walt Disney
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sarah Colt
What's it about?
Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling. This new film examines Disney's complex life and enduring legacy. Features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, interviews with biographers and animators, and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality.

A Haunted House 2
9:30PM, NITV (repeats 11:00AM, Fri 12th October)

MA15+
USA, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: English
Director: Michael Tiddes
Starring: Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Cedric the Entertainer, Missi Pyle
What's it about?
The sequel to the 2013 hit parody movie. Having exorcised the demons of his ex, Malcolm is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, however, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events.

FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER

Moonwalker
7:30PM (repeats 11:00AM, Sat 13th Oct)

PG
USA, 1988
Genre: Fantasy, Music
Language: English
Director: Colin Chilvers, Jerry Kramer, Jim Blashfield
Starring: Michael Jackson, Joe Pesci, Mick Jagger, Sean Lennon
What's it about?
Starring Michael Jackson in his prime, combining a number of music videos from his 'Bad' album with a fantasy tale of Michael's confrontation with a ruthless drug dealer known as Mr Big (Joe Pesci).

Intolerable Cruelty
8:30PM, SBS

M
USA, 2003
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Geoffrey Rush
What's it about?
A successful divorce attorney, Miles Massey (Clooney), marries a revenge-seeking gold digger (Zeta-Jones) who plans on making a killing from their divorce. An homage to classic Hollywood screwball comedy from the Coen Brothers (The Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art Thou?). 

Intolerable Cruelty review: A romantic comedy with bite

Manhood
10:55PM, SBS

MA15+
France, 2007
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: French
Director: Raphaël Fejtö
Starring: Romain Duris, Aïssa Maïge, Clement Sibony
What's it about?
Directionless bachelor Samuel (Duris) vows to spend the next twenty-four hours re-evaluating his life, so he can make the ultimate decision of whether he is capable of fulfilling his commitment to his new love, fashion photographer Tina.

 

SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER

Sunshine
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, 2007
Genre: Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Cillian Murphy, Michelle Yeoh
What's it about?
In the near future, the sun is dying and the crew of the spaceship Icarus II are on a mission reignite the sun with a nuclear device. The mission is thrown into turmoil when the crew receive a distress signal from another ship which disappeared seven years earlier and tough decisions have to be made. From Danny Boyle, director of Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire.

Primal
8:30PM, NITV

MA15+
Australia, 2010
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Josh Reed
Starring: Zoe Gameau, Krew Boylan, Lindsay Farris
What's it about?
A group of friends travel to the bush to view ancient cave paintings but soon find a horrible sickness gripping one of their own, which leaves them with nothing in their mind but a primal blood lust. Their only hope of survival is through a cave, where one of them learns too late the meaning of the paintings they came to study.

Runaway
10:30PM, 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 (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 (Rhodes) are called in when two electronic engineers meet violent deaths, and together they discover a link between the murders and the development of a terrifying new weapon by an evil mastermind. 

Pan's Labyrinth
10:30PM, SBS 

MA15+
Spain, 2006
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Language: Spanish
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdu
What's it about?
Accompanied by her parents, Ofelia (Baquero) moves from a large Spanish city to a  rural area in the North of the country. Faced with the upheaval of moving home, an abusive stepfather (Lopez) and the general unpleasantness surrounding Franco's victory in 1944, Ofelia enters an imaginary world of creatures and demons, in a bid to escape. From acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water), and the winner of three 2007 Academy Awards for cinematography, art direction and makeup.

Pan's Labyrinth Review

The Idol
12:40AM, SBS

M
Palestine, 2015

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: Arabic
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Starring: Tawfeek Barhom, Kais Attalah, Hiba Attalah, Ahmad Qasem
What's it about?
Mohammed Assaf, an aspiring musician living in Gaza, sets a seemingly impossible goal: to compete on the program "Arab Idol." From the director of the Academy Award-nominated Omar (2013) and Paradise Now (2005).

SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER

Jennifer's Body
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2009
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Karyn Kusama
Starring: Megan Fox, Adam Brody, Amanda Seyfried, J.K. Simmons
What's it about?
Jennifer (Fox) and Needy’s (Seyfried) friendship is compromised when Jennifer falls victim to a band’s insatiable need for recognition. Needy must stop the now-demonic Jennifer before it’s too late. From Karyn Kusama, director of Girlfight and the 2015 thriller The Invitation.

Jennifer's Body Review

After the Apology
8:35PM, NITV

M
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary, History
Language: English
Director: Larissa Behrendt
Featuring: Debra Swan, Aunty Hazel Collins, Karen Fusi, Suellyn Tighe
What's it about?
The rate of Indigenous child removal has actually increased since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered the apology to the ‘stolen generations’ in 2008. This documentary follows four grandmothers find as they find each other and start a national movement to place extended families as a key solution to the rising number of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care.

We Are the Night
10:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Germany, 2010
Genre: Horror
Language: German
Director: Dennis Gansel
Starring: Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss, Jennifer Ulrich, Anna Fischer
What's it about?
Lena (Herfurth) makes her money being a petty thief in Berlin. On one of her nightly runs through an underground club, she meets 250-year-old Louise (Hoss, of Phoenix) who is the leader of a female vampire pack with Nora (Fischer) and Charolette (Ulrich). Louise has been searching for centuries for her missing love and believing it to be Lena, bites her and transforms her into a vampire. As a new vampire, Lena takes time to adjust to the freedom and the endless thirst.

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
10:05PM, NITV

PG
USA, 2000
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Barak Goodman, Daniel Anker
What's it about?
This Academy Award-nominated documentary looks at the infamous "Scottsboro Boys" case that occurred in Alabama in 1931, in which nine young black men were arrested, tried and quickly convicted in the rape of two white women, despite overwhelming evidence that they were falsely accused.

Adventureland
12:20AM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2009
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Greg Motolla
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader
What's it about?
It’s the summer of '87 and for recent college grad James (Eisenberg), life after college isn't exactly what he expected. Realising he can't afford the dream European tour he's been planning he's forced to take a dead-end job at a local amusement park. Adventureland promises to be the stage for the most painful summer of his life, but as he meets new friends, falls in love and learns to loosen up, he realises that the worst job ever may just turn out to be the best time of his life.

Adventureland Review: A smart, sweet coming-of-age tale