• L-R: Ella, She Who Must Be Loved, Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me, Colonia (SBS 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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SBS Movies

14 Jul 2019 - 3:33 PM  UPDATED 17 Jul 2019 - 1:45 PM

For highlights on the newly launched SBS World Movies channel from 15th to 21st July, follow the link below:

SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 15 - 21 July
This week's highlights on SBS World Movies include romantic comedies (Paris Can Wait, Vicky Donor, People Places Things), several very different period pieces (Belle, Love & Friendship, Apocalypto, The Piano), a Wim Wenders classic (Wings of Desire) and more.

 

And here are the week's highlights of what's screening on SBS, SBS VICELAND, NITV and SBS On Demand:

MONDAY 15 JULY

She Who Must Be Loved
12:00PM, NITV (repeats 9:30PM on Wed 17 July & 12:00PM on Thur 18 July)

G
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Erica Glynn
Starring: Freda Glynn
What's it about?
Erica Glynn tells the epic life story of her mother Alfreda Glynn, 78-year-old Aboriginal woman, stills photographer, co-founder of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA), and Imparja TV, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, radical, pacifist, grumpy old woman, who in equal measure loves the limelight and total privacy. Part bio-pic, part social history, it details the life of a woman born beneath a tree north of Alice Springs in 1939, her childhood living under the Aboriginal Protection policies and the impact, both good and bad they had on her life.

Ella
1:30PM, NITV

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. A descendant of the Wiradjuri people, Ella 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

TUESDAY 16 JULY

Another Country
12:10PM, NITV

PG
Australia, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Molly Reynolds
Featuring: David Gulpilil
What's it about?
The great Australian Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil tells the tale of 'Another Country', a story of what happened when his people's way of life was interrupted by ours. A companion film to Rolf De Heer's 2014 film Charlie's Country.

WEDNESDAY 16 JULY

Attack on Titan: Part 1
9:35PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Japan, 2015
Genre: Science Fiction, Action
Language: Japanese
Director: Shinji Higuchi
Starring: Satomi Ishihara, Kiko Mizuhara, Jun Kunimura
What's it about?
In a world where giant humanoid Titans prey on humans, Eren (voiced by Bryce Papenbrook) joins the scouting legion to get revenge on the monsters who killed everyone in his town. 

Attack on Titan: Part 2
11:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Japan, 2015
Genre: Science Fiction, Action
Language: Japanese
Director: Shinji Higuchi
Starring: Haruma Miura, Hiroki Hasegawa, Kanata Hongo
What's it about?
Eren (Miura) leaves to restore a break in the wall destroyed by a Titan. He comes under attack by the Titans and is cornered. Shikishima (Hasegawa) comes to his aid. The titans never stops attacking. Eren is now injured and tries to protect Armin (Hongo), but is swallowed by a titan. A Titan with black hair appears and begins to expel the other titans.

'Attack On Titan: Part 2' is here to save your Wednesday, the world

THURSDAY 18 JULY

The Tracker
9:00PM, NITV (repeats 1:30AM)

M
Australia, 2002
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Language: English
Director: Rolf de Heer
Starring: David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Grant Page, Damon Gameau
What's it about?
Fanatic (Sweet) a government trooper who is heading an expedition to find an aboriginal man accused of murdering a white woman. Others in the expedition are the Follower (Gameau) a greenhorn trooper, the Veteran (Page), and the Tracker (Gulpilil, who won the AFI award for Best Actor in a Leading Role). Directed by Rolf de Heer, who would collaborate again with Gulpilil on Ten Canoes and Charlie's Country.

The Tracker Review

FRIDAY 19 JULY

King Curling
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Norway, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Language: Norwegian
Director: Ole Endresen
Starring: Atle Antonsen, Linn Skåber, Kåre Conradi, Ingar Helge Gimle
What's it about?
Once a great curling star, Truls Paulsen (Antonsen) is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and banned from competition. But when he learns that his old friend and coach Gordon (Gimle) is on his deathbed, Truls, heavily-medicated decides to compete again, in the hopes of winning money for Gordon to have an operation in the US.

Expedition Mars
3:45PM, SBS

G
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: Spanish
Director: Mark Davis
What's it about?
Brings to life the epic struggle to get the Spirit and Opportunity rovers to Mars, and their journeys of exploration once they finally touched down. When they landed in 2004, they were only expected to last around 90 days; however, Spirit lasted six years, and Opportunity is still rolling almost thirteen years later. With input from leading scientists this documentary uses stunning animation and never-before-seen material from NASA's archives.

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
7:30PM, SBS

PG
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David Fairhead
What's it about?
In October of 1957, the Soviets launched Sputnik. The United States, embroiled in a Cold War with the USSR, went into a tailspin, which resulted in the creation of the most successful space agency ever, NASA. Mere years later, John F Kennedy pledged to send a man to the moon, a goal he vowed would be reached before the end of the 1960s. This is the story of four groups of NASA contractors, the unsung heroes who were integral accomplishing the mission. 

Rabbit-Proof Fence
7:30PM, NITV (repeats 10:00AM, Sat 20 July)

PG
Australia, 2002
Genre: History, Adventure
Language: Aboriginal, English
Director: Phillip Noyce
Starring: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, Kenneth Branagh, Deborah Mailman, David Gulpilil
What's it about?
Based on the true story of three young Aboriginal girls, Molly (Sampi) and Daisy (Sansbury) and their cousin, Gracie (Monaghan), who in 1931, were forcibly removed from their mothers and their home in Jigalong and moved over fifteen hundred miles away, as a part of official 'White Australia' Government policy. The three girls embark on a brave escape in a bid to find their way home on foot, following the rabbit-proof fence that cuts across the Gibson Desert and towards Jigalong.

Rabbit-Proof Fence: Cheat Sheet
Rabbit-Proof Fence Review

Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web
9:55PM, SBS VICELAND

M
New Zealand, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Annie Goldson
What's it about?
The larger-than-life story of Kim Dotcom (tech entrepreneur and owner of the file-sharing site MegaUpload), the "most wanted man online" is extraordinary enough, but the battle between Dotcom and the US Government and entertainment industry – being fought in New Zealand – is one that goes to the heart of ownership, privacy and piracy in the digital age.

Black Dynamite
10:05PM, NITV

MA15+
USA, 2009
Genre: Comedy, Action
Language: English, Italian
Director: Scott Sanders
Starring: Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Nicole Ari Parker, Bokeem Woodbine
What's it about?
This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White). The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House. This hilarious parody of the 1970's blaxploitation genre went on to spawn an animated series of the same name.

SATURDAY 20 JULY

Pacific Warriors
11:35AM, NITV

PG
Canada, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: James Marquand
What's it about?
An insight into the origins and stories of Pacific Island rugby teams such as Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. This documentary explores the backgrounds of a wide variety of players, past and present.

Colonia
12:25AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, 2016
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Florian Gallenberger
Starring: Emma Watson, Michael Nyqvist, Daniel Bruhl
What's it about?
Based on the true story of a determined stewardess (Watson) who tries to rescue her boyfriend (Bruhl) when he becomes a prisoner during a military coup in Chile in 1973.

The Fool
1:20AM, SBS

MA15+
Russia, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: Russian
Director: Yury Bykov
Starring: Artyom Bystrov, Natalya Surkova, Yuriy Tsurilo, Sergei Artsybashev
What's it about?
Honest and idealistic Dima (Bystrov) devotes his free time studying to fulfil his dream of becoming an engineer. Leaving his family at home one evening, he goes to a seemingly derelict building housing the city's poor to investigate a leak. What he finds is much worse, however, and he realises that the 800 tenants need to be evacuated immediately. 

SUNDAY 21 JULY

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
8:30PM, NITV

PG
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Samuel D. Pollard
Featuring: Sammy Davis, Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Jerry Lewis
What's it about?
Explores the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory blazed across the major flashpoints of American society from the Depression to the 1980s. A star-studded roster of interviewees (including Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal) pay tribute to the legendary, multi-talented song-and-dance man.

The Price of Peace
10:15PM, NITV

PG
New Zealand, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Kim Webby
What's it about?
A story of indigenous people reconciling with colonial power, in this moving portrait of Tame Iti, Maori activist, and his fight with the New Zealand Crown to clear his name.

Early One Morning
12:05AM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, Belgium, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Jean-Marc Moutout
Starring: Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Valérie Dréville, Xavier Beauvois, Yannick Renier
What's it about?
Paul (Darroussin), 50, heads off to his job as a manager at the International Credit and Trade Bank. He enters a meeting room, takes out a gun and kills two of his bosses, then locks himself in his office. As he waits for the inevitable police assault, this ordinary man looks back over his life and the events that led him to commit such an act.