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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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3 Apr 2020 - 12:18 AM  UPDATED 27 May 2020 - 11:16 AM

FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights 6 - 12 April
Your guide to some of the stories from around the world, screening on Australia's own HD SBS World Movies channel (Digital channel 32).

TUESDAY 7 APRIL

What Richard Did
1:00am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Ireland, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Starring: Jack Reynor, Sam Keeley, Lars Mikkelsen, Roisin Murphy
What's it about?
Richard Karlsen (Reynor) is a charming and talented young man - the undisputed leader of his circle of privileged South-Dublin teenagers. A new relationship with Lara (Murphy), whom he meets at a beach party, seems to offer Richard the sort of connection that he’s always been yearning for. But one night, during a party, Richard does something that destroys it all and shatters the lives of the people closest to him. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Frank, Room).

What Richard Did review: Irish drama examines conscience and consequence

WEDNESDAY 8 APRIL

Mystery Men
9:25pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1999
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Kinka Usher
Starring: Ben Stiller, Geoffrey Rush, William H. Macy, Janeane Garofalo, Greg Kinnear
What's it about?
When Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear), the prominent superhero of a major superhero city, is captured by his nemesis, Casanova Frankenstein (Rush), it's up to an inept group of amateurs to save the world. Imaginative and witty, director Kinka Usher's film delivers a side-splitting and subversive take on the superhero genre.

Martin Luther King: His Legacy
9:30pm, NITV 

M
UK, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Martin Milne
What's it about?
On the anniversary of his death, in this intensely moving and definitive documentary, Sir Trevor McDonald is travelling to the deep south of America to try and get closer to the man who meant so much to him and to so many others.

Fletch
11:35pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1985
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Michael Ritchie
Starring: Chevy Chase, Geena Davis, Joe Don Baker, Tim Matheson
What's it about?
While working undercover on a drug dealing ring in Venice Beach, investigative reporter Fletch (Chase) is approached by wealthy cancer victim with an odd request: he wants Fletch's help to murder him, so that his family can get his life insurance money. But Fletch smells a rat, and starts digging further into the story.

Loveless
12:00am, SBS

MA15+
Russia, France, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: Russian
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Starring: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Alexey Fateev
What's it about?
Zhenya (Spivak) and Boris (Rozin) are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha (Novikov). Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears. From acclaimed director Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan, Elena, The Return).

How Andrey Zvyagintsev overcame claims by his own government that his work was "anti-Russian"

THURSDAY 9 APRIL

Angry Inuk
12:00pm, NITV

M
Canada, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: Inuktitut
Director: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
What's it about?
With selfies and social media, a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit is wading into the world of activism, using humour and reason to confront aggressive animal rights vitriol and defend their traditional hunting practices. Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe
1:30pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ros Horin
Featuring: 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.

From suffering to joy: The healing might of The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe

Fresh Meat
9:35pm, NITV

MA15+
New Zealand, 2012
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: English
Director: Danny Mulheron
Starring: Temuera Morrison, Kate Elliott, Hanna Tevita
What's it about?
A dysfunctional gang of criminals takes a middle class Maori family hostage and discovers too late that they are cannibals. Starring Once Were Warriors'  Temuera Morrison.

Maker Of Monsters: Meet Beau Dick
11:10pm, NITV (repeats 10:00am, Friday 10 April)

PG
Canada, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Natalie Ball
What's it about?
An intimate look into the life of one of Canada’s greatest artists. Beau Dick worked within an ancient tradition and rose to the ranks of international success within the white cube world of contemporary art while never forgetting his roots. Meet Beau Dick illuminates a man whose art and life continue to transcend expectations and boundaries. 

Blame
12:45am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Australia, 2010
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Michael Henry
Starring: Damian de Montemas, Sophie Lowe, Kestie Morassi, Simon Stone
What's it about?
Seeking justice and revenge, five friends violently attack a man in his remote country house. Their plan: the perfect murder. Confident that their victim’s death by his own hand will not be questioned, they overdose him on sleeping pills, but it all goes horribly wrong when their attempt fails and their victim fights for his life. In the aftermath, questions are raised about the true nature of the events leading up to the botched attack.

FRIDAY 10 APRIL

March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step
7:30pm, SBS

PG
France, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: French
Director: Luc Jacquet
Narrator: Morgan Freeman
What's it about?
Filmmaker Luc Jacquet returns to the Antarctic to revisit the Emperor Penguins who call the frozen continent home. A decade after making his Academy Award winning March of the Penguins, Jacquet spent two months shooting in the Antarctic winter using the new technology of 4K cameras, airborne drones, and under-ice diving to show the astonishing lives of these mysterious creatures in an entirely new light.

Felix
7:30pm, NITV (repeats 10:00AM, Sat 11 Apr)

PG
South Africa, 2013
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English, Xhosa
Director: Roberta Durrant
Starring: Hlayani Junior Mabasa, Linda Sokhulu, Thapelo Mofokeng
What's it about?
13-year-old Felix Xaba (Mabasa) 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.

Lousy Little Sixpence
9:15pm, NITV (repeats 12:45am)

PG
Australia, 1983
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Alec Morgan
What's it about?
Tells of Aboriginal Australians' 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.

Chaotic Ana
10:25PM, SBS

MA15+
Spain, 2007
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Language: Spanish, Arabic, French
Director: Julio Medem
Starring: Manuela Vellés, Nicolas Cazalé, Charlotte Rampling
What's it about?
Ana (Vellés), an artist, leaves her hippie life of Ibiza for Madrid and eventually arrives in New York. As her journey progresses she is confronted with memories and images of young women meeting violent deaths throughout history. From Julio Medem, director of Sex & Lucia and Room in Rome.

SATURDAY 11 APRIL

Batman & Bill
12:55pm

PG
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce
Starring: Kevin Smith, Bob Kane, Michael E. Uslan
What's it about?
Everyone thinks that Bob Kane created Batman, but that’s not the whole truth. One author makes it his crusade to make it known that Bill Finger, a struggling writer, actually helped invent the iconic superhero, from concept to costume to the very character we all know and love. Bruce Wayne may be Batman’s secret identity, but his creator was always a true mystery.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2016
Genre: Comedy, Music
Language: English
Director: Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone
Starring: Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Maya Rudolph, Joan Cusack, Imogen Poots
What's it about?
The Lonely Island trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone (who previously collaborated on 2007's cult comedy Hot Rod) bring their musical talents to the big screen. This mockumentary follows a former member (played by Samberg) of a boy band trio, now a struggling pop singer, as he looks to orchestrate a comeback. Featuring cameos by Justin Tmberlake, 50 Cent, Usher, Ringo Starr, Simon Cowell, DJ Khaled, Mariah Carey, Nas and more.

Buena Vista Social Club
8:30pm, NITV

G
Cuba, 1999
Genre: Music, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Wim Wenders
Featuring: Ry Cooder
What's it about?
In 1996, Ry Cooder gathered together some of the greatest names in the history of Cuban music to collaborate on what became the best selling album 'Buena Vista Social Club'. Inspired by these colourful characters and their extraordinary music, director Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas) film follows the musicians from Havana to Amsterdam and finally to Carnegie Hall in New York. 

The Movie Show reviews Buena Vista Social Club / Wim Wenders interview (Episode 42, 1999)

Election
10:05pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1999
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Alexander Payne
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell
What's it about?
Jim McAllister (Broderick) is a popular teacher and student government adviser who loves making a difference in his students' lives. Tracy Flick (Witherspoon) is the school's consummate overachiever, an alarmingly ambitious go-getter, who is running for student council president. Jim decides to recruit his own president, Paul - a sidelined football hero whose enormous popularity threatens Tracy's chances. Written and directed by Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants), and a 2000 Academy Award nominee for Best Original Screenplay.

Margaret & David review Election (The Movie Show, Episode 31, 1999)

Finding Fela!
10:20pm, NITV

M
UK, 2014
Genre: Music, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Alex Gibney
Featuring: Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti
What's it about?
Tells the story of Fela Kuti’s life, his music, his social and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. From prolific documentarian Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of BeliefEnron: The Smartest Guys In The Room).

Miller's Crossing
12:40am, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1990
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, John Turturro, Albert Finney, Marcia Gay Harden
What's it about?
Two rival gangs vie for control of a city where the police are pawns, and the periodic busts of illicit drinking establishments are no more than a way for one gang to get back at the other. The third film from the Coen brothers, following Blood Simple & Raising Arizona.

David and Margaret reviews Miller's Crossing (The Movie Show, Episode 02, 1991

What We Did on Our Holiday
1:40am, SBS

M
UK, 2014
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin
Starring: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly
What's it about?
Doug (Tennant) and Abi (Pike) take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability.

SUNDAY 12 APRIL

Friday the 13th Part 2
9:30pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1981
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Steve Miner
Starring: Betsy Palmer, Cliff Cudney, Jack Marks, Amy Steel
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 counsellors follow -- including child psychologist major Ginny. But Jason has been hiding out all this time, and now he's ready for revenge.

Utopia
10:30pm, NITV

M
Australia, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: John Pilger
What's it about?
This documentary film by acclaimed filmmaker John Pilger draws on his long association with Indigenous Australians; an investigation into Australia's colonial past and wealthy present, setting out to break the stereotypes of the first people of Australia. Utopia is both a personal journey and a universal story of power and resistance, of how modern societies can be divided between those who conform and the dystopian world of those who do not. 

Why You Should Watch: Utopia

Free Solo
10:50PM, SBS

M
USA, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Featuring: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Sanni McCandless
What's it about?
This Oscar-winning documentary provides an intimate and unflinching portrait of professional rock climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to attempt the first ever free solo climb (i.e. without ropes or safety gear) of the 3,200-foot, vertical face of El Capitan, one of the highest peaks in America’s Yosemite National Park. 

Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story
11:05pm, SBS VICELAND

MA
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: James Lester
Featuring: Darlinda Just Darlinda, Gal Friday, Hazel Honeysuckle, James Habacker
What's it about?
Uncovering New York City’s neo-burlesque subculture, this documentary offers a lingering look at several denizens of the nightlife scene, including Gal Friday, Hazel Honeysuckle, and the Schlep Sisters Minnie Tonka and Darlinda Just Darlinda, whose acts range from the classic glamorous striptease to more overtly comedic schtick. 

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