• From left: Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Blow Out, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Juice (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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26 Jun 2020 - 12:00 PM  UPDATED 26 Jun 2020 - 12:50 PM

FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES (DIGITAL CHANNEL 32) HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 29 June - 5 July
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 29 JUNE

Teach a Man to Fish
12:00pm, NITV

M
Australia, 2018 
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Grant Saunders
What's it about?
Concerned that he has been away from his home town of Taree for over twenty years, a son decides to quit everything to go fishing with his father and salvage a relationship spoiled some time ago. Nominated for best documentary at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival.

Juice
12:35am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1992
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Starring: Tupac Shakur, Omar Epps, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah
What's it about?
Four Harlem friends -- Bishop (Shakur), Q (Epps), Steel (Jermaine Hopkins) and Raheem (Khalil Kain) -- dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun, but Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ and happens to have a gig the night of the robbery, but Bishop won't take no for answer. Directed by Spike Lee's then-regular cinematographer Ernest R. Dickerson.

TUESDAY 30 JUNE

The Godfather: Part III
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Italy, USA, 1990
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English, Italian, German, Latin
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy Garcia, Eli Wallach
What's it about?
A long-awaited (and Best Picture Oscar-nominated) follow-up to the first two Godfather films. Michael Corleone has a strong desire to escape the corruption of his 'family business', but fate and circumstance dictate otherwise. It seems all the power on Earth can't change destiny - every time Michael tries to get out and 'go legit', he's pulled back in. 

How ‘The Godfather’ changed cinema forever

WEDNESDAY 1 JULY

The X Files
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Canada, USA, 1998
Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Rob Bowman
Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Martin Landau
What's it about?
In their first feature-film outing, Mulder (Duchovny) and Scully (Anderson) - now taken off the FBI's X Files cases - are drawn into a web of intrigue while investigating the mysterious bombing of a Dallas office building and the secrets buried inside. They must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonisation of Earth.

The X Files: I Want to Believe
10:40pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Canada, USA, 2008
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Chris Carter
Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Xzibit
What's it about?
When a group of women are mysteriously abducted, it becomes a case right out of the X-Files. The best team for the job is ex-agents Fox Mulder and Dr. Dana Scully, who have no desire to revisit their dark past. Still, the truth of these horrific crimes is out there somewhere - and it will take Mulder and Scully to find it.

The Tall Man
10:35pm, NITV (repeats Thursday 2 June, 12:00pm)

M
Australia, 2011
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Tony Krawitz
What's it about?
The Walkley Award-winning documentary about the events on Palm Island that follow the death of local Indigenous man Cameron Doomadgee. On the morning of November 19, 2004, Cameron Doomadgee was arrested for public nuisance. An hour later he lay dead in a watch house cell. This film interviews the family, friends and residents of the community on the island as they struggle to understand what happened to Cameron and the tragic events that subsequently followed his death. 

The Tall Man: Review (⭐⭐⭐⭐)

THURSDAY 2 JULY

Ten Canoes
9:35pm, NITV

M
Australia, 2006
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Language: Ganalbingu
Director: Rolf de Heer
Starring: Richard Birrinbirrin, Jamie Gulpilil, Crusoe Kurddal
What's it about?
An elder of an Indigenous tribe in the Northern Territory realises a young man in the group covets the beautiful young wife of another elder. To teach him the proper way, the elder tells the youngster a story from the mythical past, about a man who had no wife. Directed by Rolf de Heer (The TrackerBad Boy Bubby).

Ten Canoes: Review (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)

The Handmaid's Tale
10:55pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Germany, USA, 1990
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Starring: Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, Aidan Quinn, Victoria Tennant
What's it about?
Following a coup, America is a country still at war with itself and ruled by a repressive Bible-inspired regime. Past pollution means only 1 per cent of women can bear children, and female criminals found to be potential mothers are put into an institution run by 'Aunt Lydia' (Tennant) to be indoctrinated. One such is Kate (Richardson), who then seduces Fred (Duvall), a higher-up in the security forces, to attempt to procreate. The 1990 film version of Margaret Atwood's classic novel, from director Volker Schlöndorff (The Tin Drum). 

FRIDAY 3 JULY

Takeover
12:10pm, 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
1:40pm, 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.

The Red Turtle
8:00pm, NITV (repeats Sat 4 July, 10:00AM)

G
Japan, France, 2016
Genre: Drama, Animation
Language: [no dialogue]
Director: Michael Dudok de Wit
What's it about?
This wordless feature from Studio Ghibli (best known for producing Hayao Miyazaki films such as Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke) about a stranded castaway pays tribute to what's most important in life: companionship, love, family, and the stewardship of nature. A 2017 Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature.

Interview: The Red Turtle director Michael de Wit, on being backed by Studio Ghibli
The Red Turtle review: Studio Ghibli's new animation a gorgeous island myth

Dad Made Dirty Movies
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Germany, Bulgaria, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jordan Todorov
What's it about?
After escaping a Communist dictatorship in Eastern Europe to make his American dream come true, together with his close friend Ed Wood, Stephen became the father of sexploitation cinema – before the liberalisation of pornography. Chronicling his life and work including a hilarious look at his directorial debut / breakthrough, “Orgy of the Dead, which was adapted by Wood from his own novel, had about 20 pages of script, a cemetery set they could use and “no ideas,” this documentary proves Stephen is deserved of the title – worst director of all time!

Dad Made Dirty Movies

SATURDAY 4 JULY

Blow Out
12:00am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1981
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Brian De Palma
Starring: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz, Roger Wilson
What's it about?
Jack Terry (Travolta) is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him when the media become involved, and he begins to unravel the pieces of a nefarious conspiracy. As he struggles to survive against his shadowy enemies and expose the truth, he does not know whom he can trust. From director Brian De Palma (Scarface, The Untouchables).

SUNDAY 5 JULY

Joanna Lumley: The Search for Noah's Ark
8:30pm, SBS

M
UK, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Matt Bennett
What's it about?
Noah's Ark and the catastrophic global flood is one of the oldest tales of all time - a story that has great meaning to Jewish, Christian, and Islamic faiths. In this documentary, Joanna Lumley travels from a small village church in the UK, to Turkey, India and Oman, and behind the scenes at the British Museum, as she discovers more about the account of Noah, the flood and the 'ark'.

Joanna Lumley: The Quest For Noah's Ark

Star Trek: The Motion Picture
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

G
USA, 1979
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Robert Wise
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, James Doohan
What's it about?
An alien spacecraft (disguised within a huge energy cloud) advances on Earth and destroys all Klingon warships in its path. Admiral Kirk, demoted to 'Captain', takes control of the newly redesigned Starship Enterprise, but his biggest battle is internal politics. As the crew searches out the force in the cloud, one of their own is captured and a robot replica is sent as a replacement. But is the enemy ship what it seems?

Gurrumul
8:30pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Paul Damien Williams
Featuring: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Sting, Michael Hohnen, Mark Grose
What's it about?
Celebrated by audiences at home and abroad, Indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was one of the most important and acclaimed voices to ever come out of Australia. Blind from birth, he found purpose and meaning through songs and music inspired by his community and country on Elcho Island in far North East Arnhem Land. Living a traditional Yolngu life, his breakthrough album ‘Gurrumul’ brought him to a crossroads as audiences and artists around the world began to embrace his music. 

Why GURRUMUL is Australia's most important documentary

Anger Within: Jonah Lomu - A Rugby Legend
10:15pm, NITV

M
France, 2013 
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Frederic Khan, Stephane Le Goff
What's it about?
Jonah Lomu is without a doubt the most famous rugby player of all time. His physique, his power, his speed and his determination helped revolutionise the game around the world. From the violence and poverty of southern Auckland to the glamour of international rugby to painful and lonely days of dialysis, friends and family reveal Lomu like never before.

50 Years of Star Trek
10:55pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ian Roumain
What's it about?
Over the last fifty years, America has been fascinated by Star Trek since it first aired in September of 1966. This 2-hour documentary celebrates the 50th anniversary through interviews with cast and crew members from every television series and the original films.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
12:30am, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Language: English
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Starring: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Molly Shannon, Jon Bernthal, Connie Britton
What's it about?
Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to unravel when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic Competiton) at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl': Hilarious and Heartbreaking Sundance Winner

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