• L-R: Life, The Lost City of Z, Coal Miner's Daughter, The Cove (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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3 Jun 2021 - 3:28 PM  UPDATED 4 Jun 2021 - 5:11 PM

FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES (DIGITAL CHANNEL 32) HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 7 - 13 June
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 Milpirri - Winds of Change, Blue, The Cove, Donnie Darko, The Wave, Chappaquiddick, mother! 
  • Audio Description (AD) available for Donnie Darko and The Wave

 

MONDAY 7 JUNE

Ella
12:00pm, NITV

G
Australia, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Douglas Watkin
What's it about?
Ella Havelka made history in 2013 by becoming the first Indigenous dancer at the 50-year-old Australian Ballet. A descendant of the Wiradjuri people, Ella charts her inspiring journey from growing up in modest circumstances as the only child of a single mother in rural Australia to gaining entry to National Ballet School, then spending formative years with the acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre before accepting the invitation of The Australian Ballet's artistic director David McAllister to join one of the world's foremost ballet companies.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Wiradjuri Ballet dancer, Ella Havelka

Takeover
1:30pm, 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.

 

TUESDAY 8 JUNE

Milpirri: Winds of Change
1:35pm, 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

Charley Pride: I'm Just Me
8:30pm, NITV (repeats Wednesday 9 June, 1:00pm)

PG
USA, 2019
Genre: Music, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Barbara Hall
Featuring: Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Whoopi Goldberg, Garth Brooks
What's it about?
This film traces the improbable journey of Charley Pride, from his humble beginnings as a sharecropper’s son on a cotton farm in segregated Sledge, Mississippi to his career as a Negro American League baseball player and his meteoric rise as a trailblazing country music superstar. The new documentary reveals how Pride’s love for music led him from the Delta to a larger, grander world.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Charley Pride performs during his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in October 2000.

Blue
1:00am, SBS

PG, CC
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: German, English, French
Director: Karina Holden
Starring: Valerie Taylor, Lucas Handley, Madison Stewart, Tim Silverwood
What's it about?
From space, our planet appears as a tiny blue dot in the vastness of space. Blue, because 99% of all living space on Earth occurs in the Ocean. But the seas are under threat. The industrialisation that has occurred in the oceans over the last century mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. As we learn of the ecological crimes occurring worldwide, we also uncover the shocking truths happening on our own shorelines.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Cove
2:25am, SBS

M, CC
USA, 2009
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Louie Psihoyos
What's it about?
In the 1960's, Richard O'Barry was the world’s leading authority on dolphin training, working on the set of the popular television program Flipper. Day in and day out, O'Barry kept the dolphins working and television audiences smiling. But one day, that all came to a tragic end. Winner of the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
REVIEW
The Cove Review
Bold and brutal filmmaking at its best.

 

WEDNESDAY 9 JUNE

Donnie Darko
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M, AD, CC
USA, 2001
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Cult
Language: English
Director: Richard Kelly
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze
What's it about?
During the presidential election of 1988, a teenage boy named Donnie Darko (Gyllenhaal) sleepwalks out of his house one night, and sees a giant, demonic-looking rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world will end in 28 days, six hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. He returns home the next morning to find that a jet engine has crashed through his bedroom. As he tries to figure out why he survived, and tries to deal with people in his town, Frank continues to turn up in Donnie's mind, causing him to commit acts of vandalism. [NOTE: This version is the original theatrical cut.]

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
REVIEW
Donnie Darko review: A shot at small-town repression
A shot at small-town repression.

The Wave
10:35pm, 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.

 

THURSDAY 10 JUNE

Coal Miner's Daughter
8:30pm, NITV (repeats Friday 11 June, 12:50pm on NITV)

PG
USA, 1980
Genre: Drama, Music
Language: English
Director: Michael Apted
Starring: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Beverly D'Angelo
What's it about?
Loretta Webb (Spacek, in an Oscar-winning performance), a poor coal miner's talented daughter, gets married at the age of 15 to Doolittle Lynn (Jones). Her supportive husband recognises her musical talent and encourages her to become a musician. Nominated for Best Picture at the 1981 Academy Awards.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

FRIDAY 11 JUNE

Mosley
7:30pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 12 June, 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?

 

SATURDAY 12 JUNE

Black Cop
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

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.

Memphis Majic
8:30pm, NITV

PG
USA, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Eddie Bailey
What's it about?
Memphis Majic takes a look at the DNA of Memphis through the lens of a 30-year Memphis-born street dance called Jookin. The dance style derived from Memphis hip hop about 30 years ago.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Memphis Majic

The Lost City of Z
9:30pm, SBS

M
UK, USA, 2017
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Language: English
Director: James Gray
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Angus Macfadyen
What's it about?
A true-life drama set in the 1920s, centring on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett (Hunnam), who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilisation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it. Directed by James Gray (Two Lovers, The Immigrant, Ad Astra).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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Life
9:55pm, NITV

MA15+
USA, 1999
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Language: English
Director: Ted Demme
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Obba Babatundé, Nick Cassavetes, Bernie Mac
What's it about?
Ray (Murphy) and Claude (Lawrence) are accused of a murder they did not commit by a local sheriff. They try to find a way to escape the charges and discover the value of life. Directed by Ted Demme (Blow, Beautiful Girls).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Chappaquiddick
12:00am, SBS

M, CC
USA, 2018
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English
Director: John Curran
Starring: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Taylor Nichols
What's it about?
A piercing reexamination of the true events surrounding the most difficult seven days of Senator Ted Kennedy's (Clarke) career when he drove off a bridge, ending the life of his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne (Mara), a promising political strategist who had worked on his brother Bobby Kennedy's presidential campaign the year prior. From John Curran, director of Tracks and Praise.

Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy in 'Chappaquiddick'
REVIEW
'Chappaquiddick': Tense and Absorbing Ted Kennedy Saga
A meticulous docudrama rivetingly recounts the tragic car accident and its aftermath — an event of criminal negligence and cover-up — that defined the life of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

Berlin Syndrome
12:20am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Australia, 2017
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Language: English, German
Director: Cate Shortland
Starring: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Matthias Habich, Emma Bading
What's it about?
Alone and adrift in Berlin, Australian photographer Clare (Palmer) meets charismatic local Andi (Riemelt), and there is an instant attraction between them. But what begins as a passionate romance takes a sinister turn when Clare wakes up one morning to discover Andi has locked her in his apartment, and he has no intention of letting her leave, ever. From Cate Shortland, director of SomersaultLore and Marvel's upcoming Black Widow.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
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'Berlin Syndrome': Aussie women take on Sundance - and prevail
'Berlin Syndrome' may have hit a few snags, but talented Aussie women prevail in Sundance.

mother!
2:00am, SBS

MA15+, CC
USA, 2017
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer
What's it about?
A couple's (Lawrence, Bardem) relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. The controversial latest feature from Darren Aronofsky, director of The WrestlerBlack Swan and Requiem For a Dream.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SUNDAY 13 JUNE

Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me
8:40pm, NITV

M
UK, 2018
Genre: Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Olivia Lichtenstein
What's it about?
The untold and ultimately inspiring story of legendary singer, Teddy Pendergrass, the man poised to be the biggest R&B artist of all time until the tragic accident that changed his life forever at the age of only 31.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
 
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