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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

27 Jul 2019 - 11:03 AM  UPDATED 27 Jul 2019 - 12:18 PM

For highlights on the SBS World Movies channel from 29th July to 4th August, follow the link below:

SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 29 July - 4 August
Highlights on SBS World Movies this week include Irrfan Khan in the charming 2013 hit The Lunchbox, Wong Kar-wai's martial arts epic The Grandmaster, Juliette Binoche in the French comedy Baby Bump(s), Ken Loach's powerful 2016 Palme d'Or winner I, Daniel Blake and more.

MONDAY 29 JULY

B.B. King: On the Road
11:00PM, NITV (repeats 9:30PM, Wed 31st July)

PG
USA, 2019
Genre: Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Jon Brewer
Starring: Eric Clapton, Bono, Ringo Starr
What's it about?
A reflection on the trials and tribulations, hilarity and rewarding moments of B.B. King's years of tenacious commitment to his audience, sometimes at great personal cost, but also his life's joy.

The Ninth Floor
12:45PM, NITV 

PG
Canada, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Mina Shum
What's it about?
In her first feature-length documentary, director Mina Shum (Double Happiness) takes a penetrating look at the Sir George Williams University riot of February 1969, when a protest against institutional racism snowballed into a 14-day student occupation at the Montreal university.

The Carter
11:10PM, NITV

MA15+
USA, 2009
Genre: Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Adam Bhala Lough
Featuring: Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Birdman
What's it about?
An in-depth look at Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter Jr, proclaimed by many as the greatest rapper alive. With comprehensive and personal interviews with Lil Wayne, this film also features insight from those that know him best.

Game Loading: Rise of the Indies
12:20AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Anna Brady, Lester Francois
What's it about?
Game Loading explores the new global subculture of independent game development, capturing this exciting moment in time, taking a personal and holistic look at the passionate people expressing themselves through video games and in the process, creating an international community dedicated to developing the culture of the medium. 

TUESDAY 30 JULY

Love Me Tinder
12:35AM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: French
Director: Thomas Bornot, France Ortelli
What's it about?
France and Thomas are two young journalists. Each of them is looking for love and is trying to find it through a famous mobile application, Tinder. Tinder allows people with a smartphone to get in touch with each other and eventually meet. More than a simple app, it has become very popular amongst young people. The documentary follows France and Thomas in their quest for the perfect partner. Will they manage to find 'the one'? And what does their experience tell about modern seduction games?

WEDNESDAY 31 JULY

Ningla A-Na
1:10PM, NITV

PG
Australia, 1972
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Alessandro Cavadini
What's it about?
Made in 1972, this documentary records the events surrounding the establishment of the Aboriginal tent embassy on the lawns of Parliament House. A rare addition to the study of Australian History, this is the only film to focus on the tent embassy and is an historic document, integral to comprehension of the Aboriginal political struggle. 

Horns
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Canada, USA, 2013
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Drama, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: Alexandre Aja
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Kelli Garner, James Remar, Max Minghella
What's it about?
Blamed for the murder of his girlfriend, Ignatius Perrish (Radcliffe) awakens one morning to find he’s grown a pair of horns. Armed with new supernatural powers, he sets out to find the true killer. From Alexandre Aja, director of Crawl and High Tension.

Sky Captain And The World of Tomorrow
10:45PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 2004
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Kerry Conran
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Gambon, Bai Ling
What's it about?
In this science fiction adventure set in the 1930s, New York City reporter Polly Perkins (Paltrow) starts to investigate why so many famous scientists are being reported missing. Soon, she gets clues, as strange flying machines and giant robots threaten the city. Luckily, her old flame, aviator Captain Joseph Sullivan aka Sky Captain (Law), is there to battle the bad guys with the Flying Legion, in his Warhawk P-40.

Shark Bay Salt Water Stories
11:35PM, NITV

PG
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Featuring: Jimmy Poland
What's it about?
Charts the extraordinary life of renowned Aboriginal artist Jimmy Poland, an 86 year old senior Malgana man from Gutharraguada (Shark Bay), whose life is one of inspiration and dedication.

Beyond
11:50PM, SBS

MA15+
Sweden, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Swedish
Director: Pernilla August
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Ola Rapace, Tehilla Blad
What's it about?
34-year-old Leena (Rapace) has a comfortable and happy life with her husband and two children. The day before Christmas, she receives a phone call from a hospital telling her that her mother is dying. Reluctantly, Leena sets out with her family to face her mother for the first time in her adult life. Flashbacks reveal a young Leena’s (Blad) dark and desolate childhood with her alcoholic parents. Confronted again with her memories, Leena is now forced to confront her past to be able to move on. 

THURSDAY 1 AUGUST

George Washington
9:00PM, NITV (repeats 11:30AM, Fri 2 Aug)

M
USA, 2000
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: David Gordon Green
Starring: Candace Evanofski, Donald Holden, Damian Jewan Lee, Curtis Cotton IIIs
What's it about?
Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, this is a portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a member of the group dies. Narrated by one of the children, the film follows the kids as they struggle to balance their own ambitions and relationships against a tragic lie. Acclaimed by Roger Ebert as one of the best films of 2000.

Althea
10:40PM, NITV (repeats 1:00PM, Fri 2 Aug)

PG
USA, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English 
Director: Rex Miller
What's it about?
A truant from the rough streets of Harlem, Althea emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s. Her roots as a sharecropper’s daughter, her family’s migration north to Harlem in the 1930s, mentoring from Sugar Ray Robinson, David Dinkins and others, and fame that thrust her unwillingly into the glare of the early Civil Rights movement, all bring her story into a much broader realm of the American story.

NITV celebrates trailblazing athlete Althea Gibson

FRIDAY 2 AUGUST

Born to Dance
9:10PM, NITV (repeats 11:40AM, Sat 3 Aug)

M
New Zealand, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Tammy Davis
Starring: Tia Maipi, Stan Walker, Kherington Payne, John Tui, Parris Goebel
What's it about?
A coming-of-age tale told through the eyes of 'Tu' (Maipi), an ambitious young man from Auckland who dreams of being a professional hip-hop dancer. 

Decadencia
12:00AM, SBS

MA15+
Mexico, 2015
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Spanish
Director: Joaquin Rodriguez
Starring: Nataly Umaña, Alejandro Estrada, Roberto Palazuelos
What's it about?
Anabel Bolio (Umaña) is a beautiful and young working woman; Oskar Pratz (Estrada) is a brilliant and handsome entrepreneur. A spark of mutual attraction is inevitable and a torrid romance ensues. But what seems to be the perfect love story quickly decays and spirals into dangerous sexual games that lead to tragedy.

SATURDAY 3 AUGUST

No Country For Old Men
8:30PM, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2007
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Starring: Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Kelly MacDonald, Woody Harrelson
What's it about?
In the desolate country near the Rio Grande, hunter Llewellyn Moss (Brolin) stumbles on the aftermath of a drug deal gone wrong. Desperate to improve his circumstances, he acts on impulse and takes a briefcase containing $2 million in cash from the crime scene. His actions make him the target of deadly bounty hunter, Anton Chigurh (Bardem). Winner of the Best Picture Oscar at the 2008 Academy Awards.

No Country for Old Men: Will have you on the edge of your seat.

Boyhood
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette
What's it about?
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent. Nominated for six 2015 Academy Awards including Best Picture, the film is a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. 

Boyhood: Richard Linklater, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane interview
Boyhood review: A wonderful portrait of a life, uninterrupted

Boyhood

The Program
10:50PM, SBS

M
UK, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Dustin Hoffman, Jesse Plemons, Lee Pace, Guillaume Canet
What's it about?
From director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) comes the true story of the meteoric rise and fall of one of the most celebrated and controversial men in recent history - Lance Armstrong (Foster), the world-renowned Tour de France champion. 

The Program review: Ben Foster captures Lance Armstrong's implacable will

Fursonas
12:00AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Dominic Rodriguez
What's it about?
Delight in infiltrating the fun and sometimes-dark secrets of an escapist group - furry fandom. This documentary transcends its bizarre premise to tell a universal story of identity and community, with friends in the most unusual places and unexpected enemies around every corner. Fursonas is a journey into the world of furries - a network of people united by a love of cartoon animals.

Fado
1:40AM, SBS

M
Portugal, Germany, 2016
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Language: English, German, Portuguese
Director: Jonas Rothlaender
Starring: Golo Euler, Luise Heyer, Albano Jerónimo, Pirjo Lonka, Isabel Abreu, Duarte Grilo
What's it about?
The mysteriously familiar face of a deceased young woman shakes young surgeon Fabian out of his lethargy. On a whim, he leaves Berlin for Portugal, determined to win back his former girlfriend Doro, who works at an architectural company in Lisbon.

SUNDAY 4 AUGUST

Moonlight
8:30PM, SBS

M
USA, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Barry Jenkins
Starring: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Janelle Monae, Andre Holland, Trevonte Rhodes, Ashton Sanders
What's it about?
The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2017.

Moonlight review: A fearless and exhilarating character study

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
8:30PM, NITV

PG
USA, 2014
Genre: Music, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Alex Gibney
Starring: Mick Jagger, James Brown, Bootsy Collins, Chuck D, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson
What's it about?
Charting his journey from rhythm and blues to funk, this documentary from Alex Gibney (Going Clear, Finding Fela) features rare and previously unseen footage, photographs and interviews, chronicling the musical ascension of “the hardest working man in show business,” from his first hit, “Please, Please, Please,” in 1956, to his iconic performances at the Apollo Theater, the T.A.M.I. Show, the Paris Olympia and more.

Charles Manson: The Final Words
8:35PM, SBS

MA15+
USA, Canada, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: James Buddy Day
What's it about?
Director James Buddy Day spent a year interviewing Manson by phone from his cell in California State Prison. The feature documentary (narrated by Rob Zombie) reveals never before heard details that unveil the true story and motives behind the Manson’s grisly murder spree. 

Forbidden Lie$
10:30PM, SBS

M
Australia, 2007
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Language: English
Director: Anna Broinowski
What's it about?
The winner of Best Documentary at the 2007 AFI awards, this film explores whether Norma Khouri's bestselling memoir 'Forbidden Love' is fact or fiction. The book deals with the supposed honour killing of Khouri's Muslim best friend Dalia in Jordan. Australian filmmaker Anna Broinowski gives Norma Khouri a chance to explain. 

Forbidden Lie$ Review