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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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22 Oct 2020 - 1:23 PM  UPDATED 26 Oct 2020 - 7:49 AM
FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES (DIGITAL CHANNEL 32) HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 26 October - 1 November
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 Milipirri: Winds of Change, Charlie Wilson's War, Trump's Showdown, Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times 

 

MONDAY 26 OCTOBER

Maker Of Monsters: Meet Beau Dick
10:00am, NITV

PG
Canada, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Natalie Ball
What's it about?
An intimate look into the life of one of Canada’s greatest artists. Beau Dick worked within an ancient tradition and rose to the ranks of international success within the white cube world of contemporary art while never forgetting his roots. Meet Beau Dick illuminates a man whose art and life continue to transcend expectations and boundaries.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Inside Human Zoos
12:00pm, NITV (repeats Sarurday 31 October, 8:35pm)

M
France, 2018
Genre: Documentary, History
Language: English, French
What's it about?
For more than a century the great colonial powers put human beings, taken by force from their native lands, on show as entertainment, just like animals in zoos; a shameful, outrageous and savage treatment of people who were considered subhuman.

All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone
11:15pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Canada, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Fred Peabody
What's it about?
Vancouver-based filmmaker and TV news veteran Fred Peabody explores the life and legacy of the maverick American journalist I.F. Stone, whose long one-man crusade against government deception lives on in the work of such contemporary filmmakers and journalists as Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, David Corn, and Matt Taibbi.

An American Werewolf in Paris
12:55am, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, France, USA, 1997
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: English, French
Director: Anthony Waller
Starring: Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy, Thierry Lhermitte, Julie Bowen, David F. Friedman
What's it about?
An American man (Scott) unwittingly gets involved with werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will, in this sequel to 1981's cult classic An American Werewolf in London.

 

TUESDAY 27 OCTOBER

Milpirri: Winds of Change
10:00am, NITV

PG, CC
Australia, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Stewart Carter
What's it about?
The remote Warlpiri community of Lajamanu are preparing for Milpirri, an exciting cross-cultural event. Milpirri clouds bring rain from the collision of opposites, reminding us all that to find our way 'back home' we need to listen to 'ngurra' (home) - the country we share.

Milpirri - Winds Of Change

 

WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER

Pet Sematary
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
US, 1989
Genre: Drama, Horror
Language: English
Director: Mary Lambert
Starring: Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Brad Greenquist
What's it about?
Dr. Louis Creed's (Midkiff) family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life - with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable. Based on the novel by Stephen King.

Pet Sematary (1989)

Destination Arnold
8:30pm, NITV (repeats Thursday 29 October, 12:00pm)

MA15+
Australia, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sascha Ettinger-Epstein
What's it about?
Tash and Kylene are two Indigenous women with a dream to make it to the Arnolds – an amateur, invitation-only bodybuilding competition being held in Australia for the first time.

Destination Arnold

Power Meri
9:40pm, NITV (repeats Thursday 29 October, 11:00am) 

PG
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Joanna Lester
What's it about?
Power Meri follows Papua New Guinea's first national women's rugby league team, the PNG Orchids, on their journey to the 2017 World Cup in Australia. These trailblazers must beat not only the sporting competition, but also intense sexism, a lack of funding, and national prejudice to reach their biggest stage yet.

Power Meri

Poltergeist
10:25pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1982
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Tobe Hooper
Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Richard Lawson, JoBeth Williams, Zelda Rubinstein, Heather O'Rourke
What's it about?
Late one night, 10-year-old Carol Anne Freeling (O'Rourke) hears a voice coming from inside the television set. At first, the spirits that invade the Freeling's home seem like playful children. But then they turn angry, and when Carol Anne is pulled from this world into another, Steve and Diane Freeling (Nelson and Williams) turn to an exorcist (Rubinstein).

Redoubtable
12:05am, SBS

M
France, 2017
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Language: French, English, Italian
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Starring: Louis Garrel, Stacy Martin, Berenice Bejo, Micha Lescot, Grégory Gadebois
What's it about?
In 1967, during the making of La Chinoise, film director Jean-Luc Godard (Garrel) falls in love with 19-year-old actress Anne Wiazemsky (Martin). Though they soon marry, their relationship is tested when Godard takes his film career in a different direction. From Michel Hazanavicius, director of 2012 Best Picture winner The Artist.

REVIEW
'Redoubtable': Funny, Fascinating Portrait of Jean-Luc Godard
A film about the love life of Jean-Luc Godard? It's just irreverent enough to work, though Michel Hazanavicius' late-'60s biopic is really about Godard's breakup with movies.

THURSDAY 29 OCTOBER

Black Sheep
9:30pm, NITV

MA15+
New Zealand, 2006
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: English
Director: Jonathan King
Starring: Oliver Driver, Nathan Meister, Tammy Davis
What's it about?
Suffering sheep-phobia after his father's death plunge trying to save a sheep, Henry (Meister) returns to his family's farm to sell out to his older brother, who is experimenting with genetic engineering on the sheep with a group of scientists. When a couple of animal activists inadvertently release a mutant lamb into the farm, it spreads a nasty bug which turns all the sheep into bloodthirsty predators.

The Movie Show reviews Black Sheep (SBS On Demand)

 

FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER

Watership Down
8:00pm, NITV (repeats Friday 31 October, 10:00am)

PG
USA, 1978
Genre: Animated
Language: English
Director: Martin Rosen
Starring (voice cast): John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson
What's it about?
The timeless animated classic based on the best-selling novel by Richard Adams. Threatened with destruction of their warren, the rabbits are forced to leave their idyllic home in search of a new one. Features Art Garfunkel's hit song "Bright Eyes".

 

SATURDAY 31 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:

Charlie Wilson's War
9:30pm, SBS

M, CC
USA, 2007
Genre: Biography, Drama
Language: English
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman
What's it about?
In the early 1980s, US Congressman Charlie Wilson (Hanks), Texas socialite Joanne Herring (Roberts) and CIA agent Gust Avrakotos (Hoffman) form an unlikely alliance to boost funding for Afghan freedom fighters in their war against invading Soviets. The trio's successful efforts to finance these covert operations contributes to the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. From director Mike Nichols (The GraduateCloser).

NOTE: No Catch-up at SBS On Demand
review
Charlie Wilson's War review: Not your average war movie
How one man changed history - and had a hell of a time doing it.

Dark Age
9:35pm, NITV

MA15+
Australia, 1987
Genre: Horror, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Arch Nicholson
Starring: Burnham Burnham, David Gulpilil, John Jarratt, Nikki Coghill, Max Phipps
What's it about?
A pair of rangers (Burnham & Gulpilil) help Steve (John Jarratt) search for a giant killer crocodile. Their mission? To try and safely relocate the sacred croc to a wildlife sanctuary before a bunch of bloodthirsty redneck poachers find it first.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER

Trump's Showdown
3:35pm, SBS

PG, CC
USA, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Michael Kirk
What's it about?
As President Donald Trump wages war with the Special Counsel, the FBI, and his own Attorney General, this documentary investigates an unprecedented confrontation between the president and senior law enforcement officials.

Trump's Showdown

Burn Motherf*****, Burn!
9:30pm, NITV

M
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sacha Jenkins
What's it about?
On April 29, 1992, Los Angeles exploded when four police officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King. This provocative documentary looks at how decades of racial tensions, injustice, and a troubled relationship between the LAPD and the African-American community led to the uprising. Local residents, artists and community organisers share firsthand accounts of police brutality, the '65 Watts riots, the rise of LA street gangs, and the '92 incident.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times
10:30pm, SBS

M, CC
USA, 2011
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Andrew Rossi
Featuring: Bill Keller, Brian Stelter, Bruce Headlam, David Carr, Carl Bernstein
What's it about?
During the most tumultuous time for media in generations, filmmaker Andrew Rossi gains unprecedented access to the newsroom at The New York Times. For a year, he follows journalists on the paper's Media Desk, a department created to cover the transformation of the media industry. Through this prism, a complex view emerges of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity, especially at the Times itself.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
INTERVIEW
Page One: Andrew Rossi interview
With documentaries, timing is everything and no one knows that better than Andrew Rossi.

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