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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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SBS Movies

1 Apr 2021 - 4:33 PM  UPDATED 7 Apr 2021 - 11:51 AM

FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES (DIGITAL CHANNEL 32) HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 5 - 11 April
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 The Family Fang, The Last Waltz, Their Finest, West Side Story, No Country For Old Men, Shutter Island
  • Audio Description (AD) available for Welcome to Me, The Family Fang, Their Finest, No Country For Old Men, Shutter Island

 

MONDAY 5 APRIL

Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau
12:00pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 10 April, 8:30pm)

PG
USA, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sam George
What's it about?
Director Sam George chronicles the remarkable life and times of the late Eddie Aikau, the legendary Hawaiian big wave surfer, pioneering lifeguard and ultimately doomed crew member of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokulea.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

TUESDAY 6 APRIL

D. Wade: Life Unexpected
8:30pm, NITV (repeats Wednesday 7 April, 1:00pm)

PG
USA, 2020
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Bob Metelus
What's it about?
For a decade, Dwayne Wade intimately documented his life and career with a film crew. The result is a remarkably candid portrait of one of the greatest NBA players of all-time.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

WEDNESDAY 7 APRIL

Welcome to Me
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD
USA, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Shira Piven
Starring: Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Wes Bentley, Jennifer Jason Leigh
What's it about?
Alice Klieg (Wiig) is a young woman with psychiatric issues who unexpectedly wins the lottery. Inspired by her idol, Oprah, Alice decides to use her new fortune to start her own television talk show. Nothing proves to be off limits for her eccentric new show. When Alice chooses to stop taking her psychiatric medicine, the quirky show becomes even zanier.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Family Fang
10:05pm

M, AD, CC
USA, 2016
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Jason Bateman
Starring: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett
What's it about?
Annie (Kidman) and Baxter (Bateman), the adult children of a controversial husband and wife conceptual performance art couple (played by Walken and Plunkett) famous for their quirky and macabre public performances, have never got over the fact that their parents kept using them during their childhood in their often gory and disturbing satirical public performances. However, the two become worried when they're told by the police that their parents have gone missing during their trip outside of town.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

THURSDAY 8 APRIL

Loving
8:30pm, NITV (repeats Friday 9 April, 12:00pm)

PG
USA, 2016
Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: English
Director: Jeff Nichols
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Bill Camp
What's it about?
The story of Richard (Edgerton) and Mildred Loving (Negga, in an Oscar-nominated performance), an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court. Written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Joel Edgerton talks 'Loving', Cathy Freeman and 'feeling judged'
We caught up with multi-talented Aussie Joel Edgerton about his new movie, the interracial romance 'Loving'.

 

FRIDAY 9 APRIL

Angels Gather Here
11:00am, NITV

M
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ian Hamilton
What's it about?
Follows Jacki Trapman’s journey back to her hometown of Brewarrina to celebrate her parents, Bill and Barbara’s 60th Wedding Anniversary.
 Going home is never easy for Jacki. Amidst the family celebrations she reflects on her life; her story symbolising the strength, dignity and resilience of many Aboriginal people in the face of adversity.

Angels Gather Here

Mosley
7:30pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 10 April, 10:00am)

PG
China, New Zealand, 2019
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Kirby Atkins
Voice Cast: Lucy Lawless, John Rhys-Davies, Temuera Morrison, Rhys Darby, Kirby Atkins
What's it about?
Mosley, and his family of four-legged Thoriphants, live a worker's life on an isolated farm owned by Simon - a sullen, and mean-spirited farmer. One evening, after plowing all day, Mosley' discovers a cave with large ancient drawings on the walls - they're of Thoriphants similar to Mosley and Rue except they stand upright! Is this what the Thoriphant race used to be? What happened to cause them to become bent backed creatures without hands?

Message from Mungo
10:20pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 10 April, 12:40pm)

G
Australia, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Andrew Pike, Ann McGrath
What's it about?
Lake Mungo is an ancient Pleistocene lake-bed in south-western New South Wales, and is one of the world’s richest archaeological sites. This documentary focuses on the interface over the last 40 years between the scientists on one hand, and, on the other, the Indigenous communities who identify with the land and with the human remains revealed at the site.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Last Waltz
11:15pm, SBS

PG, CC
USA, 1978
Genre: Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Martin Scorsese
What's it about?
Martin Scorsese's legendary concert film intertwines footage from "The Band's" incredible farewell tour with probing backstage interviews and featured performances by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and other rock legends.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
REVIEW
The Last Waltz Review
The Movie Show reviews the 2002 re-release of Martin Scorsese's classic 1978 concert movie.
 

SATURDAY 10 APRIL

Their Finest
9:25pm, SBS

M, AD, CC
UK, 2017
Genre: Romance, War, Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Lone Scherfig
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Richard E. Grant, Jack Huston,
What's it about?
During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and Francesca Knight) who undertook their own maritime mission to rescue wounded soldiers are met with mixed feelings by a dismissive all-male staff.

REVIEW
'Their Finest': A Relentlessly Charming WWII Romcom
A crowdpleasing romantic comedy set within the film division of the British Ministry of Information during the London Blitz of 1940, featuring an all-star British cast.

Dark Age
9:55pm, 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:

West Side Story
11:30pm, SBS

PG, CC
USA, 1961
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Language: Spanish, English
Director: Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
Starring: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris
What's it about?
In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighbourhood streets. Tensions are high between the gangs but two kids, one from each rival gang, fall in love leading to tragedy. Winner of ten Academy Awards including Best Picture.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Hyena
12:30am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, 2014
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Gerard Johnson
Starring: Peter Ferdinando, Stephen Graham, Neil Maskell, Elisa Lasowski, MyAnna Buring
What's it about?
Investigating the boundary of good policing, Hyena follows Michael (Ferdinando), a ruthless undercover cop, who works targeting London's most violent drug traffickers. He and his team aren't above taking their cut from the criminals they're charged with taking on - but as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, and he's threatened with exposure, he's forced to rapidly shift his loyalties and sell out his allies in order to stay alive.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

No Country For Old Men
2:15am, SBS

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, 2007
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Starring: Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Kelly MacDonald, Woody Harrelson
What's it about?
In the desolate country near the Rio Grande, hunter Llewellyn Moss (Brolin) stumbles on the aftermath of a drug deal gone wrong. Desperate to improve his circumstances, he acts on impulse and takes a briefcase containing $2 million in cash from the crime scene. His actions make him the target of deadly bounty hunter, Anton Chigurh (Bardem, in an Oscar-winning performance). Winner of Best Picture at the 2008 Academy Awards.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
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SUNDAY 11 APRIL

Student Athlete
8:40pm, NITV

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:

Shutter Island
12:30am, SBS

MA15+, CC, AD
USA, 2010
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley
What's it about?
In 1954, as Cold War tensions grow and modern psychiatric treatment starts to adhere, two U.S. Marshals arrive on a secluded island in Boston Harbour to investigate a multiple murderess who has vanished from her cell at a highly secure hospital for the criminally insane. Trapped on the island by a looming storm, one of the officers (Dicaprio) struggles to discover the island’s true purpose even as events from his past intertwine with the case.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
REVIEW
Shutter Island Review
Pulp fiction in its purest form.

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