• L-R: Professor Marston & The Wonder Woman, Eurovision Song Contest: Story Of Fire Saga, Black Cop (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
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SBS Movies

5 May 2021 - 1:46 PM  UPDATED 5 May 2021 - 1:46 PM

FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES (DIGITAL CHANNEL 32) HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights 10 - 16 May
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 Wave, The Death of Stalin and Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman
  • Audio Description (AD) available for Collom Calling CanberraThe WaveThe Death of Stalin and Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman

 

MONDAY 10 MAY

On the Record
12:00pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 15 May, 8:30pm)

MA15+
USA, 2020
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering
Featuring: Drew Dixon, Sil Lai Abrams, Sheri Hines, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Shanita Hubbard
What's it about?
The haunting story of music executive Drew Dixon as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of colour, in the wake of #MeToo, to come forward and publicly accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct. A gripping and profound examination of race, gender, intersectionality, and the toll sexual abuse takes on survivors and on society at large. One of the most acclaimed documentaries from this year's Sundance Film Festival.

'On The Record' documentary: A #MeToo reckoning for Black culture

Faces of Harassment
9:30pm, NITV

MA15+
Brazil, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: Portuguese, International
Director: Paula Sacchetta
What's it about?
On Women's Week, a studio-van was parked in locations across rich and poor areas of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The studio-van was made available to any woman who felt like sharing her story. The film, which is part of a transmedia project, is comprised of a significant number of testimonies, and reflects upon an important part of the filming process: how did these women feel when they were telling their stories?

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

TUESDAY 11 MAY

Two Brothers Walking
12:30pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David Salomon
What's it about?
A documentary about spiritual people in spiritual country. It reveals the creative and regenerative force of Rainbow Serpent Dreaming that extends from Central Australia to Far North Queensland.

 

THURSDAY 13 MAY

My Life As I Live It
12:00pm, NITV

G
Australia, 1993
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Essie Coffey
What's it about?
Following 1978's landmark My Survival As An Aboriginal, Essie Coffey returns to her home in Dodge City where she and the A-Team are running in the shire elections. Inter-cutting between 1993 and 1978, the film presents the fascinating contrasts of a society in transition.

Black Cop
8:30pm, NITV (repeats Fri 14 May, 12:00pm on NITV / Sat 14 May, 12:00pm on SBS)

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:

 

FRIDAY 14 MAY

Storm Boy
7:30pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 15 May, 10:00am)

PG
Australia, 1976
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Henri Safran
Starring: Greg Rowe, Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil, Judy Dick, Tony Allison
What's it about?
Mike (Rowe) is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father (Cummins). In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal native loner (Gulpilil) and the two form a bond in the care of orphaned pelicans.

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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
8:30pm, SBS

M
USA, 2020
Genre: Comedy, Music
Language: English, Icelandic
Director: David Dobkin
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Will Ferrell, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens, Jamie Demetriou
What's it about?
Two small-town aspiring musicians (Ferrell, McAdams) chase their pop star dreams at a global music competition, where high stakes, scheming rivals and onstage mishaps test their bond.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
REVIEW
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Everything you love about the Eurovision Song Contest in one epic film, with added Ferrell. See it on SBS World Movies on 29 May.

Collum Calling Canberra
10:10pm, NITV

M, AD
Australia, 1981
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David MacDougall, Judith MacDougall
What's it about?
Gordon Smith, head of the Collum Collum Aboriginal Co-operative which operates a cattle station in northern New South Wales, and Sunny Bancroft, the station manager, are negotiating with the Aboriginal Development Corporation in Canberra for a loan. Finance is needed to stock the property with breeding cattle so that the station can become financially independent.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

The Wave
2:05am, SBS

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, 2019
Genre: Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Gille Klabin
Starring: Justin Long, Tommy Flanagan, Katia Winter, Donald Faison, Sheila Vand, Bill Sage
What's it about?
A man (Long) on the verge of a promotion takes a mysterious hallucinogenic drug that begins to tear down his reality and expose his life for what it really is.

 

SATURDAY 15 MAY

CB4
10:10pm, NITV

M
USA, 1993
Genre: Music, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Tamra Davis
Starring: Chris Rock, Phil Hartman, Ice-T, Halle Berry, Ice Cube, Flavor Flav, Shaquille O'Neal
What's it about?
After many failed attempts to establish themselves as rappers, Albert (Rock), Euripedes (Allen Payne) and Otis (Deezer D) get their big break when nightclub owner Gusto is arrested. This cult mockumentary directed by Tamra Davis (Half BakedBilly Madison) and co-written by Rock is often described as the This Is Spinal Tap of rap music.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

The Death of Stalin
1:35am, SBS

MA15+, AD, CC
UK, 2017
Genre: Comedy, History
Language: English
Director: Armando Iannucci
Starring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs
What's it about?
When tyrannical dictator Josef Stalin (McLoughlin) dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Buscemi) and Lavrenti Beria (Beale), the sadistic secret police chief. From Armando Iannucci, creator of The Thick of It, In the Loop and Veep.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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SUNDAY 16 MAY

Burn Motherf***** Burn!
8:40pm, NITV

M
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sacha Jenkins
What's it about?
This provocative documentary looks at the 1992 Los Angeles riots, exploring the roots of civil unrest in California and the relationship between African Americans and LAPD.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Let the Fire Burn
10:25pm, NITV

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jason Osder
What's it about?
An account of the incidents leading up to and during the 1985 standoff between the Black Liberation organisation MOVE and Philadelphia authorities. The dramatic clash claimed eleven lives and literally and figuratively devastated an entire community. Winner of the 2014 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Let The Fire Burn

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
11:00pm, SBS

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, 2017
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Angela Robinson
Starring: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton, J.J. Feild, Oliver Platt
What's it about?
Explores the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston (Evans), the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941; the character having its origins in a polyamorous relationship between Marston, his wife (Hall) and his young teaching assistant (Heathcote).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

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