• From left: Marn Grook, Spookers, Annie Hall, Cheap Thrills (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

25 Sep 2020 - 10:24 AM  UPDATED 25 Sep 2020 - 4:58 PM

FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 28 September - 4 October
Your guide to some of the stories from around the world, screening on Australia's own HD SBS World Movies channel (Digital channel 32).

  • Closed Captions (CC) are available for Dallas Buyers Club and The Bookshop
  • Audio Description is available for Annie Hall 

 

MONDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

Love
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Taiwan, 2012
Director: Doze Niu
Starring: Shu Qi, Vicki Zhao, Mark Chao, Wei Zhao
What's it about?
Takes the form (ala Love, Actually) of three interlocking stories of romance: three university friends finding their friendship tested when one of them falls pregnant; a successful and commitment-phobe entrepreneur, whose first meeting a single mother and real estate agent goes horribly awry; a stammering waiter rescuing a glamorous socialite from a row with the rich CEO on whom she depends.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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Swim Team
12:00pm, NITV (repeats 8:35pm, Saturday 3 October)

M
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Lara Stolman
What's it about?
This documentary chronicles the overwhelming struggles and extraordinary triumphs of 3 young athletes with autism and shows how a swim team can bring hope to a community.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Swim Team

Bernie Blackout
10:20pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 2020
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Pat McGee
What's it about?
An investigative deep dive into the corporate news media’s coverage of Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign that asks - who actually gets a say in American politics? This documentary pulls back the curtain to expose the corruption and bias that's rampant in mainstream media's coverage of presidential elections.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Cheap Thrills
11:55pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2013
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: E.L. Katz
Starring: Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner
What's it about?
At the centre of the twisted tale is Craig (Healy), a broke family man who's drowning his sorrows in a bar when he bumps into Vince (Embry), an old school buddy working as a low-rent debt collector. Enter cashed-up Colin (Koechner) and glamorous Violet (Paxton), a couple celebrating their anniversary by throwing money around and buying drinks for strangers. The duo invite their new best friends home and offer large sums of legal tender in return for certain 'tasks' performed. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

The House That Never Dies II
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M
China, 2017
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Language: Mandarin
Director: Chie Jen-hao
Starring: Julian Cheung, Mei Ting, Gillian Chung, Geng Le, Vivian Wu, Lam Suet, Joan Chen
What's it about?
A hundred years after a mutiny by warlords in Beijing, a building restorer the skeletons of babies in a mansion on 81 Chaoyangmennei Street, Beijing. The bloody events of the past drags everyone working on the project into a dark abyss.

Streaming after October 2nd broadcast at SBS On Demand

Marn Grook
1:30pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 1996
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Steven McGregor
What's it about?
Explores the history, achievements and struggles of Aboriginal sportsmen involved in our National game, 'Aussie Rules'.

Marn Grook

Venus: Let's Talk About Sex
9:20pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Denmark, Norway, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: Danish
Director: Lea Glob, Mette Carla Albrechtsen
What's it about?
Two female directors make an open casting call for an erotic film based on true sexual experiences. 100 curious women respond to the casting ad, but the auditions take an unpredictable turn from the original plan. Slowly the women start to take over the interviews, leaving the directors silent. The young women’s immediacy to understand themselves suddenly becomes an intimate arena where an unexpected choir of honesty creates the potential to rethink the language of female sexuality.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

WEDNESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

Manhattan
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1979
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep
What's it about?
The life of a middle-aged television writer (Allen) dating a teenage girl (Hemingway) is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's (Murphy) mistress (Keaton). Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress for Hemingway), and featuring iconic black and white cinematography from Ingmar Bergman's frequent collaborator Sven Nykvist.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER

The End of the Tour
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: James Ponsoldt
Starring: Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Ron Livingston, Joan Cusack
What's it about?
Based on the true story of when Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Eisenberg) joined acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Segal) on his book tour for a five-day tour. As the two men share laughs and reveal hidden frailties, they are forever bonded in this fascinating and ultimately heartbreaking story. Directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now).

Black Cop
9:30pm, NITV

M
Canada, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Cory Bowles
Starring: Ronnie Rowe, Jr., Sophia Walker, Sebastien Lebel, Simon Paul Mutuyimana
What's it about?
A black police officer (Rowe, Jr.) is pushed to the edge, taking out his frustrations on the privileged community he's sworn to protect. Winner of the 2017  Vancouver Film Festival prize for Best Canadian Feature Film.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Kill Your Darlings
12:35am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2013
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: John Krokidas
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Ben Foster, Jack Huston, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Elizabeth Olsen
What's it about?
An untold story of murder that brought together a young Allen Ginsberg (Radcliffe), Jack Kerouac (Huston) and William Burroughs (Foster) at Columbia University in 1944, providing the spark that led to the birth of an entire generation – their Beat revolution.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER

Who Killed Malcolm Smith?
11:00am, NITV

PG
Australia, 1992
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Nicholas Adler, Caroline Sherwood
What's it about?
This is the true story of Malcolm Charles Smith who, like many Aboriginal people, was taken from his family as a child and died a shocking and early death after a life of institutionalisation and deprivation. In this documentary Richard Frankland, who helped investigate his death for the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, revisits Smith's friends and family who tell the story of Malcolm's life and death.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Who Killed Malcolm Smith?

Annie Hall
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

PG, AD
USA, 1977
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: English, German
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Shelley Duvall
What's it about?
This landmark romantic comedy (and Best Picture Oscar winner) stars Woody Allen as a neurotic, New York comedian who falls for a quirky midwestern girl (Keaton) in an on-again, off-again romance.

NOTE: No SBS On Demand catch-up

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.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Red Turtle
8:00pm, NITV (repeats Friday 3 October, 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.

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Dallas Buyers Club
12:25am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, CC
USA, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Starring: Steve Zahn, Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto
What's it about?
1986, Texas. Homophobic womaniser Ron Woodruff (McConaughey, in an Oscar-winning performance) is completely oblivious of AIDS; when he contracts HIV, he's blindsided. Given just 30 days to live, he tries in vain to be included in the AZT drug trial. Ron seeks out other untested, alternative medications in Mexico, and establishes an underground network of drug supply for the growing increasing numbers of HIV and AIDS. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y.Wild, Big Little Lies).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER

The Bookshop
8:30pm, SBS

PG, CC
UK, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Isabel Coixet
Starring: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson, Hunter Tremayne, Julie Christie
What's it about?
In 1959, Florence Green (Mortimer), a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop - the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. By exposing the narrow-minded local townsfolk to literature, she causes a cultural awakening in a town which has not changed for centuries. Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's novel of the same name. Directed by Isabel Coixet (Elegy, My Life Without Me).

Anori
10:05pm, NITV

PG
Greenland, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: Inuktitut
Director: Pipaluk Jorgensen
Starring: Nûkaka Coster-Waldau, Angunnguaq Larsen, Ujarneq Fleischer 
What's it about?
Steeped in Greenlandic myths, this is a tragic love story inspired by the old Greenlandic myths. The film tells the story of Anori, a woman who believes only in all that is good in life, but when is confronted by the dark forces of nature is determined to bring back the light. This modern story - set amongst the incredible Greenlandic landscapes and the intensely crowded New York - takes you on a journey where myth comes to life.

600 Miles
11:10pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, Mexico, 2016
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Gabriel Ripstein
Starring: Tim Roth, Kristyan Ferrer, Harrison Thomas, Mónica del Carmen, Craig Hensley
What's it about?
Winner of the Best Debut Feature Award at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival, this gripping thriller centres on Arnulfo (Ferrer), a young man trafficking illegal weapons between the US and Mexico who is unaware he is being followed by special agent Hank Harris (Roth). After Harris risks an arrest that goes wrong, Arnulfo panics, makes a desperate decision and smuggles the agent into Mexico. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
600 Miles
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SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER

Spookers
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M
New Zealand, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Florian Habicht
What's it about?
As night falls at Spookers, dozens of seemingly ordinary people become freaks, zombies and chainsaw-wielding clowns. Every weekend, come rain, hail, or shine, this diverse group of amateur performers unite to terrify punters at the southern hemisphere’s largest scare park, situated in a former psychiatric hospital. Director Florian Habicht reveals the transformation and paradoxically lifesaving power of belonging to a community that celebrates fear.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
 
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