• From left: Half the Picture, Kubrick By Kubrick, Blue Velvet, BeDevil (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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1 Oct 2020 - 1:21 PM  UPDATED 1 Oct 2020 - 2:06 PM
FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 5 - 11 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) available for Blue Velvet, BeDevil and Kubrick by Kubrick.
 

MONDAY 5 OCTOBER

Half the Picture
11:25pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Amy Adrion
Featuring: Lena Dunham, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Ava DuVernay, Mary Harron
What's it about?
At a pivotal moment for gender equality in Hollywood, successful women directors tell the stories of their art, lives and careers. Having endured a long history of systemic discrimination, women filmmakers may be getting the first glimpse of a future that values their voices equally.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER

Grab
1:20pm, NITV

PG
USA, 2011
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Billy Luther
Featuring: Parker Posey
What's it about?
A look at the little-documented Grab Day in the villages of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, who annually throw water and food from the rooftop to people standing below.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Grab
 

 

WEDNESDAY 7 OCTOBER

The Host
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
South Korea, 2006
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Language: Korean
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Starring: Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-Bong, Park Hae-il, Doona Bae
What's it about?
An American military base of Yongson releases toxic chemicals in the drain to the Han River under the direct order of an arrogant coroner. Six years later, a mutant squid monster leaves the water and attacks people on the side of the river. The third feature from Bong Joon-ho (also starring his regular actor Song Kang-ho), director of this year's Best Picture-winner Parasite.

Rampant
10:45pm, SBS VICELAND

M
South Korea, 2018
Genre: Action, Horror, Drama, Fantasy
Language: Korean, Chinese, Dutch
Director: Kim Sung-hoon
Starring: Hyun Bin, Jang Dong-gun, Jo Woo-jin, Jeong Man-sik, Lee Sun-bin
What's it about?
Ancient Korea, 17th century. While the paranoid King Lee Jo of Joseon (Kim Eui-sung), vassal of the Qing dynasty, feels surrounded by conspirators and rebels, a dark evil emerges from the bowels of a merchant ship and the exiled Prince Lee Cheung (Hyun Bin) returns to the royal court, ignoring that he will have to lead the few capable of defeating the ambitious humans and the bloody monsters who threaten to destroy the kingdom.

James White
12:55am, 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).

 

THURSDAY 8 OCTOBER

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
9:30pm, NITV

M
USA, 2014
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abrahams, Rami Malek, Elvis Nolasco
What's it about?
In this Spike Lee re-imagining of Bill Gunn's 1973 cult classic Ganja & Hess, Dr. Hess Green (Williams) becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. Soon after his transformation he enters into a dangerous romance with Ganja Hightower (Abrahams) that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status.

Vice Guide To Film: Spike Lee

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Sacrament
12:35am

MA15+
USA, 2013
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Ti West
Starring: Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley, Amy Seimetz, Kate Lyn Sheil
What's it about?
A fashion photographer (Swanberg) is traveling to meet his sister (Seimetz) at Eden Parish. Once there, his friends begin to film interviews with the Eden Parish inhabitants, all of whom speak of the commune in glowing terms. However, they soon discover that there is a sinister edge to the commune that belies the seemingly peaceful setting. Directed by Ti West (The Innkeepers, House of the Devil).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER

The Panther Within
11:00am, NITV

G
Australia, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Allan Collins, Edoardo Crismani
What's it about?
A family's quest to unravel the mystery of Joe Murray, an Aboriginal boxer and vaudevillian known as, 'The Black Panther'.

The Panther Within

Takeover
12:05pm, 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:

Selkie
8:00pm, NITV (repeats 10:00am, Saturday 10 October)

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.

Blue Velvet
12:30am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, CC
USA, 1986
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Language: English
Director: David Lynch
Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Dean Stockwell, Laura Dern
What's it about?
A college student (MacLachlan) stumbles across a bizarre mystery after discovering a severed ear and wants to know more, perhaps too much more. The strange world he's found lurking beneath his hometown's picture-postcard veneer is about to become much stranger. Controversial upon its initial release, this film remains one of Lynch's signature works, and earned him a Best Director nomination at the 1987 Academy Awards.

NOTE: No Catch-Up At SBS On Demand
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SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER

Bedevil
10:30pm, NITV

M, CC
Australia, 1993

Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Tracey Moffatt
Starring: Lex Marinos, Tracey Moffatt, Riccardo Natoli 
What's it about?
BeDevil is a trilogy of ghost stories that follows characters pestered by visions - real, remembered and imagined. These contemporary tales travel from the sparseness of the outback, through the murky, rotting swamps of the islands, to the Brisbane docks in a stylish vision from writer/director and celebrated visual artist Tracey Moffatt.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
MOVIE SHOW REVIEW + TRACEY MOFFAT INTERVIEW
BeDevil review: A strange, exciting film
A strange, unsettling trilogy of supernatural tales by acclaimed Australian photographer/artist Tracey Moffatt.

 

SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER

Laputa: Castle in the Sky
6:15pm, SBS VICELAND

G
Japan, 1986
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Language: Japanese
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring (voice cast): Anna Paquin, Mark Hamill, James Van Der Beek
What's it about?
The orphan Sheeta inherited a mysterious crystal that links her to the mythical sky-kingdom of Laputa. With the help of resourceful Pazu and a rollicking band of sky pirates, she makes her way to the ruins of the once-great civilization. Sheeta and Pazu must outwit the evil Muska, who plans to use Laputa's science to make himself ruler of the world. From Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, the team behind classics such as Spirited AwayPrincess Mononoke and My Neighbour Totoro.

NOTE: No Catch-Up At SBS On Demand

Kubrick by Kubrick
10:15pm, SBS

MA15+, CC
France, 2020
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, French
Director: Grégory Monro
What's it about?
This unique documentary is composed entirely of archival footage and photographs, accompanied with the voice of Stanley Kubrick - taken from a series of interviews with French film critic Michel Ciment - giving us the keys to understanding his work. It gives a voice to one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema, as well as one of the most enigmatic.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Convict
12:45am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Australia, 2014
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: David Field
Starring: David Field, David Roberts, Richard Green
What's it about?
When former soldier Ray Francis (Basha) is arrested and sentenced following a street altercation, he confronts a new world of violence and brutality behind bars in a notorious Sydney prison. Ray's survival depends on his military training and a moral code that will be tested to the extreme as he battles a dangerous drug lord and the brutality of prison wardens. Filmed in Sydney in prison locations, this is a hard hitting and shocking portrayal of Australian prison life.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

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