• From left: Fatal Attraction, Adam Goodes - The Final Quarter, Child's Play, Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9 (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

11 Sep 2020 - 10:25 AM  UPDATED 11 Sep 2020 - 1:49 PM

THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS ON SBS WORLD MOVIES
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 14 - 20 September
Your guide to some of the stories from around the world, screening on Australia's own HD SBS World Movies channel (Digital channel 32).

  • CC (Closed Captions) are available for With Heart and Soul, Adam Goodes - The Final Quarter and Fahrenheit 11/9
  • AD (Audio Description) is available for Always Shine, Fatal Attraction and Child's Play

 

MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

Student Athlete
12:15pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 19 September, 8:35pm)

PG
USA, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Trish Dalton, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Starring: LeBron James
What's it about?
An examination of the complex rules of amateur athletics in America and how they affect uncompensated athletes and their families.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

James White
12:20am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Josh Mond
Starring: Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon, Ron Livingston, David Harris
What's it about?
James White (Abbott) is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's (Nixon) battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more responsibility. With the pressure on him mounting, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely. Nominated for Independent Spirit Awards for Best Actor (Abbott), Supporting Actress (Nixon) and Best First Feature (director Josh Mond).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

WEDNESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER

Always Shine
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD
USA, 2016
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Sophia Takal
Starring: Mackenzie Davis, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Lawrence Michael Levine, Jane Adams
What's it about?
On a trip to Big Sur, two friends (Takal, Davis), both actresses, try to reconnect with one another. Once alone, the women's suppressed jealousies and deep-seated resentments begin to rise, causing them to lose their grasp on not only the true nature of their relationship, but also their identities.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Always Shine (2015)

 

The Price of Protest
8:30pm, NITV (repeats Thursday 17 September, 12:00pm on NITV)

M
France, Germany, 2019
Genre: Documentary, TV Movie
Language: English, German
Director: Annebeth Jacobsen
Starring: Nate Boyer, Kent Babb, Patrick Esume, Lilian Thuram, Joe Fernandez
What's it about?
United States, September 1st, 2016. American football player Colin Kaepernick kneels during the national anthem, protesting police brutality against black people. Part of the population regards the gesture as an unacceptable affront to the flag. Later, he loses his place on his team. Today, however, he is considered by many as a true hero.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

Fatal Attraction
10:05pm, SBS VICELAND

M, AD
USA, 1987
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Adrian Lyne
Starring: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Hamilton Latzen
What's it about?
When a married lawyer (Douglas) has a one night stand, the woman (Close, in an Oscar-nominated performance) refuses to believe the relationship is over, and she embarks on a psychotic rampage to keep him in her life. Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture.

 

THURSDAY 17 SEPTEMBER

Next Goal Wins
9:30pm, NITV (repeats Friday 18 September, 12:50pm on NITV)

M
UK, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Mike Brett, Steve Jamison
What's it about?
In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst football team on the planet. An inspirational story about the power of hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, and an object lesson in what it really means to be a winner in life. Soon to be a fictionalised feature film written and directed by Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Hunt For The Wilderpeople).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

Maps to the Stars
12:40am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Evan Bird
What's it about?
Benjie (Bird), a child star, is shaken when his schizophrenic sister (Wasikowska) is released from a mental hospital and returns to Los Angeles, turning the convoluted world of shallow, selfish celebrities and their minions upside down. Directed by David Cronenberg (Dead RingersA Dangerous Method), and written by novelist Bruce Wagner (Wild PalmsForce Majeure), the film earned Julianne Moore a Best Actress prize at Cannes for her role as a disturbed actress.


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FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

Adventures of Jojo
8:00pm, NITV

M
USA, 2018
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Language: Bengali
Director: Raj Chakraborty
Starring: Rudranil Ghosh, Samiul Alam, Jashojeet Banerjee, Padmanabha Dasgupta
What's it about?
From the backwoods of America, comes the age-old-story of a boy, his sister, and a pack of wild wolves, in this children's adventure film that narrates the journey of Jojo, a young boy of twelve as he travels to Baropahari to visit his uncle.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

The Serpent and the Rainbow
12:40am, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1988
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Wes Craven
Starring: Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae, Paul Winfield, Brent Jennings
What's it about?
A Harvard anthropologist is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of walking zombies, blood rites and ancient curses. Based on the true life experiences of Wade Davis and filmed on location in Haiti, and directed by Wes Craven (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Scream).

The Movie Show interview with Wes Craven (Episode 25, 1988)

NOTE: No SBS On Demand Catch-up

 

SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

One Thousand Ropes
10:15pm, NITV

M
New Zealand, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Tusi Tamasese
Starring: Frankie Adams, Nathaniel Lees, Uelese Petaia, Beulah Koale
What's it about?
The father of a deeply troubled household that endured tragedy both from without and within, seeks to reconcile with his youngest daughter by making a journey to both symbolically and culturally lay the family "ghosts" to rest.

 

With Heart & Soul
11:55pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, CC
Greece, 2009
Genre: Drama, War
Language: Greek
Director: Pantelis Voulgaris
Starring: Christos Karteris, Yorgos Angelkos, Vangelis Mourikis, Victoria Haralabidou
What's it about?
During the 1946-49 Greek Civil War, young brothers Anestis (Karteris) and Vlassis (Angelkos) are recruited by opposing sides. Anestis joins the National Army while Vlassis becomes a soldier in the Democratic Army. Fighting in the countryside they grew up in, the boys become increasingly fanatical as the war progresses.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SUNDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

Child's Play
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M, AD
USA, 1988
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Tom Holland
Starring: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif (voice)
What's it about?
A single mother (Hicks) gives her son (Vincent) a beloved doll called Chucky (voiced by Dourif) for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed with the soul of a serial killer. The original film in the long-running horror franchise.

NOTE: No SBS On Demand Catch-up

 

Adam Goodes - The Final Quarter
8:35pm, NITV

PG, CC
Australia, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ian Darling
What's it about?
Re-examines the incidents that marked the final 3 years of Indigenous footballer Adam Goodes' playing career. Made entirely from archival footage, photos and interviews sourced from television, radio and newspapers, the film reviews the national conversation that took place over this period.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

Fahrenheit 11/9
8:40pm, SBS

M, CC
USA, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Michael Moore
Featuring: Michael Moore, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Roseanne Barr, Stephen K. Bannon
What's it about?
Renowned filmmaker Michael Moore predicted that Donald Trump would become the 45th President of the United States. Traveling across the country, Moore interviews American citizens to get a sense of the social, economic and political impact of Trump's victory. Moore also takes an in-depth look at the media, the Electoral College, the government agenda and his hometown of Flint, Michigan. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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The Dark Files
10:05pm, NITV

MA15+
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Language: English
Director: Brad Bernstein
What's it about?
An investigative docu-drama chronicling former CIA operative Barry Eisler, award-winning journalist Steve Volk, and documentarian Christopher Garetano's exploration into the mythologies, conspiracies and accusations that surround Camp Hero, an abandoned military base in Montauk, Long Island.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

Gothic
12:55am, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, 1986
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Language: English
Director: Ken Russell
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Natasha Richardson, Myriam Cyr, Timothy Spall
What's it about?
A sprawling villa in Switzerland, 1816 is the setting for a stormy night of madness, as five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, Shelley's fiancée Mary Godwin, Mary's stepsister Claire Clairemont and Byron's friend John Polidori spend a hallucinogenic evening indulging in a frenzy of shocking lunacy. From legendary director Ken Russell (The DevilsWomen in Love).

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