• From left: Play It Again Sam, The Blues Brothers, Black Sheep, Trumbo (SBS Movies)Source: 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

9 Apr 2020 - 8:48 PM  UPDATED 9 Apr 2020 - 9:03 PM

FOR HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK ON SBS WORLD MOVIES
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 13 - 19 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).

MONDAY 13 APRIL

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TUESDAY 14 APRIL

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WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL

Fantome Island
11:30am, NITV

PG
Australia, 2011
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sean Gilligan
What's it about?
In 1945, seven-year-old Joe Eggmolesse was diagnosed with leprosy. He was taken from his family and transported by rail and sea over 1000km to Fantome Island where he was then incarcerated for the next 10 years. His incredible, poignant story offers a profound insight into one of Australia's hidden histories.

Bowfinger
9:25pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1999
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Frank Oz
Starring: Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp, Heather Graham, Jamie Kennedy
What's it about?
Bobby Bowfinger (Martin) is a wannabe movie producer/director, on the outer fringes of Hollywood. With the help of a rapidly assembled assortment of aspiring misfits including an ambitious starlet (Graham), an eager nerd (Kennedy), a has-been diva (Christine Baranski) and a would-be writer (Adam Alexi-Malle), Bowfinger comes up with a unique method to trick one of the world's biggest action movie stars, the paranoid Kit (Murphy), into starring in his low-budget movie, without realising he is actually in it.  

Play It Again, Sam
11:10pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1972
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Herbert Ross
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Jerry Lacy, Susan Anspach
What's it about?
A mild-mannered film critic (Allen) is dumped by his wife and his ego is crushed. His hero persona is the tough guy played by Humphrey Bogart in many of his movies, and the apparition of Bogart begins showing up to give him advice. With the encouragement of his two married friends, he actually tries dating again, with less than satisfactory results, until he relaxes.

Hide and Seek
11:40pm, SBS

MA15+
UK, 2014
Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: English
Director: Joanna Coates
Starring: Josh O'Connor, Hannah Arterton, Rea Mole, Daniel Metz, Joe Banks
What's it about?
In an isolated English cottage, four young people from London move in together, seeking to challenge social conventions and their own tolerances by engaging in scheduled partner-swapping. As their inhibitions and past traumas fade, they achieve a unique kind of collective happiness but the durability of their new living arrangement is tested by the arrival of an outsider, who fails to get in tune with the foursome's radical spirit.

Tiananmen: The People Versus the Party
1:10am, SBS

MA15+
UK, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Chinese
Director: Ian MacMillan
What's it about?
Uncover the true story of the seven-week period that changed China forever. On June 4, 1989, a violent and bloody pro-democracy demonstration ended, leaving thousands dead, and laying the foundation for China’s future.

THURSDAY 16 APRIL

Black Sheep
9:35pm, NITV

MA15+
New Zealand, 2006
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: English
Director: Jonathan King
Starring: Oliver Driver, Nathan Meister, Tammy Davis
What's it about?
Suffering sheep-phobia after his father's death plunge trying to save a sheep, Henry (Meister) returns to his family's farm to sell out to his older brother, who is experimenting with genetic engineering on the sheep with a group of scientists. When a couple of animal activists inadvertently release a mutant lamb into the farm, it spreads a nasty bug which turns all the sheep into bloodthirsty predators.

The Movie Show reviews Black Sheep (August 2007)

FRIDAY 17 APRIL

Takeover
12:00pm, NITV

M
Australia, 1979

Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David MacDougall, Judith MacDougall
What's it about?
This documentary observes the profound effect on an Aboriginal community of political and bureaucratic decisions made far away. Although specific to time and place, the film is timeless and universal in its observations of a conflict between an Indigenous minority and a powerful government.

Message from Mungo
1:30pm, NITV

G
Australia, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Andrew Pike, Ann McGrath
What's it about?
Lake Mungo is an ancient Pleistocene lake-bed in south-western New South Wales, and is one of the world’s richest archaeological sites. This documentary focuses on the interface over the last 40 years between the scientists on one hand, and, on the other, the Indigenous communities who identify with the land and with the human remains revealed at the site.

Selkie
7:30PM, NITV (repeats 10:00AM, Sat 18 Apr)

PG
Australia, 2000
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: Donald Crombie
Starring: Chelsea Bruland, Shimon Moore
What's it about?
An Australian teenager (Moore) is devastated when he learns that his mother (Bruland) has landed a job on a remote island off the mainland and that he must go with her. Upon settling in to his new surroundings he discovers that he is actually a magical creature that is part human and part seal. Before long he embraces his new way of life as a Selkie.

Trumbo
11:15pm, SBS

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jay Roach
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, Helen Mirren, John Goodman
What's it about?
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. The film recounts how Dalton (played by (Cranston, in an Oscar-nominated performance) used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

Trumbo Review: The tale of a Hollywood screenwriter for whom life became a horror movie

SATURDAY 18 APRIL

The Last Waltz
4:45pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1978
Genre: Music, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Martin Scorsese
What's it about?
Martin Scorsese's classic rockumentary intertwines footage from The Band's incredible farewell tour with probing backstage interviews and features performances by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Ringo Starr, and other rock legends. 

Margaret Pomeranz reviews The Last Waltz (The Movie Show, Episode 21, 2002)

The Blues Brothers
8:30pm, SBS

M
USA, 1980
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music, Action
Language: English
Director: John Landis
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, John Belushi
What's it about?
Jake Blues (Belushi) is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood (Aykroyd) on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best – play music – so they get their old band together and they're on their way, while getting in a bit of trouble here and there.

Celebrate the Queen of Soul with 'The Blues Brothers: Aretha Franklin Tribute' on SBS

Ray Charles, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in ‘The Blues Brothers’, airing Christmas Day on SBS World Movies.

Biggie and Tupac
8:30pm, NITV (repeats 1:05am)

MA15+
UK, 2002
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Nick Broomfield
What's it about?
In 1997, rap superstars Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (aka Biggie Smalls, The Notorious B.I.G.) were gunned down in separate incidents, the apparent victims of hip hop's infamous east-west rivalry. Nick Broomfield's (Kurt & Courtney) film introduces Russell Poole, an ex-cop with damning evidence that suggests the LAPD deliberately fumbled the case to conceal connections between the police, LA gangs and Death Row Records, the label run by feared rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight.

Jackass: The Movie
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2002
Genre: Comedy, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jeff Tremaine
Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Ryan Dunn
What's it about?
Johnny Knoxville and his friends appear on the big screen for the very first time in Jackass: The Movie. They wander around Japan in panda outfits, wreak havoc on a once civilised golf course, they even do stunts involving live alligators, and so on. While Johnny Knoxvile and his pals put their life at risk, they are entertaining people at the same time. 

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
10:10pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jeff Tremaine
Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Gregorio
What's it about?
Eighty-six-year-old Irving Zisman (Knoxville) is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companions, his eight-year-old Grandson Billy (Nicholl) in this hidden camera road trip movie. As they travel across America, Irving and Billy will meet new people, places and situations, making a hilarious comedy full of unexpected surprises.

Planet B-Boy
10:25pm, NITV (repeats 11:20AM, Sat 5 Oct)

M
France, USA, 2008
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Benson Lee
What's it about?
This documentary rediscovers one of the most incredible dance phenomena the world has ever seen. Originally known as "B-boying", breakdancing was an urban dance form that originated from the streets of New York City during the birth of hip-hop in the seventies. Three decades later, B-boying is back in full force and has evolved into an art form, reaching a level never seen before. 

SUNDAY 19 APRIL

Friday the 13th: Part III
9:35pm, 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.

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four
10:25pm, NITV

M
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Paula Sacchetta
Starring: Deborah Esquenazi
What's it about?
In 1994, four women were accused, tried, and convicted of the heinous sexual assault of two young girls—as one newscaster puts it, “the modern version of the witchcraft trials.” Twenty years later, the four women have maintained their innocence, insisting that the accusations were entirely fabricated, and borne of homophobic prejudice and a late-’90s mania about covens, cults, and child abuse.

Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter
11:20pm, 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.

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