• From left: Pop Aye, The Last Days Of Disco, Electric Dreams, Brain Damage (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 Oct 2020 - 10:05 AM  UPDATED 9 Oct 2020 - 10:58 AM
FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 12 - 18 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).
 
Audio Description (AD) available for American Animals
Closed Captions (CC) available for Wasted! The Story of Food Waste and American Animals

 

MONDAY 12 OCTOBER

Free Money: The Case For Basic Income
11:15pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
Austria, Germany, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: German, English
Director: Christian Tod
Featuring: Götz Werner, Daniel Häni, Michael Bohmeyer, Fran Ulmer, Peter Barnes, Bernie Sanders
What's it about?
What would you do if your income were taken care of? Just a few years ago, an unconditional basic income was considered a pipe dream. Today, this utopia is more imaginable than ever before, and intense discussions are taking place in all political and scientific camps.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER

The Ring
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2002
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Naomi Watts, Brian Cox, Martin Henderson
What's it about?
This US remake of the cult 1998 Japanese chiller follows a journalist (Watts) who faces a race against time when she investigates the legend of a strange videotape, which allegedly claims the life of the viewer one week after watching it.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Naomi Watts in 'The Ring', which leaves SBS On Demand on September 29th, 2020.

The Panther Within
9:05pm, 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

Brain Damage
10:40pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1988
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: English
Director: Frank Henenloter
Starring: Rick Hearst, Gordon MacDonald, Jennifer Lowry, Theo Barnes
What's it about?
One morning, a young man (Hearst) wakes to find that a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but demands human victims in return. From Frank Henenloter, writer-director of cult 1982 horror Basket Case.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Pop Aye
12:05am, SBS

Singapore, Thailand, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: Thai
Director: Kirsten Tan
Starring: Thaneth Warakulnukroh, Penpak Sirikul, Bong
What's it about?
On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect (Warakulnukroh) bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand in search of the farm where they grew up together with his family.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Claim
12:10am, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2000
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Language: English
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Peter Mullan, Wes Bentley, Sarah Polley, Milla Jovovich, Nastassja Kinski
What's it about?
Based on Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Claim transposes the story from Hardy's Wessex (in the UK) for the winter landscape of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the making of California. Dillon (Mullan) is a pioneer who defied the harsh winter in search of rumoured gold. Having amassed unimaginable riches, he runs a thriving mining town called Kingdom Come. But the blind ambition and greed that drove him to succeed finally catch up to him with the arrival of three strangers. Directed by Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, A Mighty Heart).

NOTE: No Catch-up at SBS On Demand
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THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER

The Descent
9:30pm, NITV

MA15+
UK, 2005
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Neil Marshall
Starring: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid
What's it about?
On an annual extreme outdoor adventure six women meet in a remote part of the Appalachians to explore a cave hidden deep in the woods. Far below the surface of the earth, disaster strikes when a rock fall blocks their exit and there's no way out. The women push on praying for another exit but there is something else lurking under the earth.

NOTE: No Catch-up at SBS On Demand

The Last Days of Disco
12:30am, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1998
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Whit Stilman
Starring: Chloë Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale, Matt Ross, Jennifer Beals, Chris Eigeman
What's it about?
Charlotte (Beckinsale) and Alice (Sevigny) are friends and roommates who must deal with the changing dynamics of their social group at the end of the disco era. From Whit Stilman, writer-director of Love & Friendship and Metropolitan.

NOTE: No Catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER

Lord of the Flies
8:00pm, NITV (repeats 10:00am, Saturday 17 October)

PG
UK, 1963
Genre: Drama, Cult
Language: English
Director: Peter Brook
Starring: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards
What's it about?
As war in Europe is about to erupt, a group of well-heeled British schoolboys are flown from London to a safe haven in the South Pacific but are forced to fend for themselves after their plane crashes on a remote island and the pilot is killed. Based on Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding's classic novel.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
RELATED
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A bleak view of humanity through kids’ eyes.

Sound of My Voice
12:45am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2011
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Zal Batmanglij
Starring: Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius, Brit Marling, Constance Wu, Alvin Lam
What's it about?
Following much preparation, Peter (Denham) and Lorna (Vicius) are given an address that allows them entry into a cult. The young couple, who have been posing as believers, successfully infiltrate the cult's inner sanctum and meet enigmatic leader Maggie (Marling). Co-written by both Batmanglij and Marling, who collaborated again with 2013's The East.

NOTE: No Catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER

The Odyssey
9:30pm, SBS

PG
France, 2016
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Language: French, English
Director: Jerome Salle
Starring: Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou, Laurent Lucas
What's it about?
1948. Jacques Cousteau (Wilson), his wife SImone (Tautou) and his two sons are living in paradise, in a beautiful house overlooking the Mediterranean, but all Cousteau can think of is adventure. Thanks to his invention of an independent aqualung allowing divers to breathe under water, he has discovered a whole new world that he is willing to sacrifice everything to explore. 

The Descent: Part 2
10:30pm, NITV

MA15+
UK, 2009
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Jon Harris
Starring: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Michael J. Reynolds, Jessika Williams
What's it about?
Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter (MacDonald) emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her friends' blood - Sarah is forced back to the subterranean depths to help locate her five missing companions.

NOTE: No Catch-up at SBS On Demand:

Break Loose
11:15pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Russia, 2014
Genre: Action, Romance
Language: Russian
Director: Alexey Uchitel
Starring: Artur Smolyaninov, Aleksey Mantsygin, Alexander Novyn, Pavel Vorozhtsov
What's it about?
Having each done their service in the army, four best friends now serve as operatives in the Russian special police force, but a violent rivalry erupts when one of them falls for the girlfriend of a powerful gangster.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Breaking Loose

Kill Your Darlings
12:45am, 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.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
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Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
3:25am, SBS

M, CC
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Anna Chai, Nari Kye
Featuring: Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali
What's it about?
See how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps and rejects into incredible dishes that feed more people and create a more sustainable food system. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER

Electric Dreams
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

G
UK, USA, 1984
Genre: Music, Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Steve Barron
Starring: Lenny Von Dohlen, Virginia Madsen, Maxwell Caulfield, Bud Cort
What's it about?
Miles (van Dohlen) buys himself a state-of-the-art computer that starts expressing thoughts and emotions after a having champagne spilled down on him. Things start getting out of hand when both Miles and Edgar (voiced by Bud Cort), how the computer calls himself, fall in love with Madeline (Madsen), an attractive neighbour.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

American Animals
10:15pm, SBS

MA15+, CC, AD
USA, UK, 2018
Genre: Drama, Crime, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Bart Layton
Starring: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson, Ann Dowd
What's it about?
In 2003, four Kentucky college students attempted to steal millions of dollars in rare books from the school library. The young men all hailed from comfortable upbringings, and were primarily motivated by wanting to feel special. They committed the heist during daylight, in the library’s regular operating hours, using their exams as an alibi. Directed by Bart Layton (of 2012 documentary The Imposter).

RELATED
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