• L-R: Lord of War, The Bowraville Murders, The Death of Stalin, Reclaiming Amy (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

17 Sep 2021 - 11:41 AM  UPDATED 17 Sep 2021 - 5:48 PM

THIS WEEK'S SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 20 - 26 September
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 Adam Goodes - The Final Quarter, The Great Escape With Guy Martin, Osher Gunsberg: Australia Uncovered, The Death of Stalin, The Bowraville Murders, Russia: 1000 Years of History and John Pilger: The Dirty War on the NHS
  • Audio Description (AD) available for Adam Goodes - The Final Quarter, Reclaiming Amy, The Great Escape With Guy Martin, Osher Gunsberg: Australia Uncovered, Footy Legends, Sasquatch'n, The Death of Stalin and The Bowraville Murders

 

MONDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

Adam Goodes - The Final Quarter
12:00pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 25 September, 8:30pm)

PG, AD, CC
Australia, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ian Darling
What's it about?
Re-examines the incidents that marked the final 3 years of Indigenous footballer Adam Goodes' playing career. Made entirely from archival footage, photos and interviews sourced from television, radio and newspapers, the film reviews the national conversation that took place over this period.

Goodes documentary prompts reflection

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Reclaiming Amy
10:20pm, SBS VICELAND

M, AD
UK, 2021
Genre: Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Marina Parker
Featuring: Amy Winehouse, Tony Bennett, Russell Brand, Janis Winehouse, Blake Fielder Civil
What's it about?
To mark the ten-year anniversary of the death of Amy Winehouse, her closest family and friends, who were with her throughout her life until the very end, reveal the truth about the music icon and the impact that her loss has had on them. Amy’s mother Janis, who has never spoken in depth before, wants to reclaim the legacy of her daughter, celebrating Amy as the complex, strong and incredible woman she was, and telling a version of events that often differs from the story of the singer that has so-far been told.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Great Escape With Guy Martin
2:25am, SBS

M, CC
UK, 2019
Genre: Documentary, Sport
Language: English
What's it about?
Guy Martin wants to recreate the most iconic motorcycle stunt in movie history - the jump at the climax of the classic 1963 war film The Great Escape. After a mass breakout of allied airmen from Stalag Luft III, Steve McQueen’s character, Lieutenant Virgil Hilts, steals a motorbike and attempts to jump a pair of border fences into Switzerland. He clears the first fence but then crashes and gets recaptured. Guy not only wants to recreate that same jump, but he also wants to go one better; doing what Virgil Hilts couldn’t - and clear both fences in one go.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
The Great Escape With Guy Martin

 

TUESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

Stockman's Strategy
1:10pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 1984
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David MacDougall, Judith MacDougall
What's it about?
Constructed as a series of vignettes of station life, the film focuses particularly on the relationship between Sunny Bancroft, the station manager, and a 16-year-old trainee, Shane Gordon. The episodes are linked by Sunny's reflections on learning the hard way from experience, and from the lessons taught him by his father.

Guru of Go
8:30pm, NITV

M
USA, 2010
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Bill Couturie
What's it about?
The story of rising college basketball star Hank Gathers, who in the NCAA division's 1989-90 season collapsed during a game and was diagnosed with an abnormal heartbeat. Determined to play, Gathers returned three games later, but less than three months later, he tragically died on the court.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Guru of Go

Anote's Ark
10:30pm, NITV

G
Canada, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Matthieu Rytz
What's it about?
How does a nation survive being swallowed by the sea? Kiribati, on a low-lying Pacific atoll, will disappear within decades due to rising sea levels, population growth, and climate change. This exploration of how to migrate an entire nation with dignity interweaves personal stories of survival and resilience.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

WEDNESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

Australia Uncovered: Osher Gunsberg
9:25pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD, CC
Australia, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jodi Boylan
What's it about?
Osher Günsberg investigates how innovative thinking, new science and technology could help prevent suicide, while examining why suicide rates remain high in Australia and reflecting on his own mental health issues.

Streaming after Sunday 19 September, 8:30pm broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Osher Günsberg: A Matter of LIfe and Death

Lord of War
10:50pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2005
Genre: Action
Language: English
Director: Andrew Niccol
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ian Holm, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke, Eamonn Walker, Bridget Moynahan
What's it about?
An international arms dealer (Cage) find his business slowly falling apart from numerous factors, including his drug-addicted brother and business partner (Leto), an interpol agent (Hawke), and an East African warlord (Walker). Written and directed by Andrew Niccol, screenwriter of The Truman Show and writer/director of Gattaca.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
REVIEW
Lord of War Review
Not your average big budget American movie.

 

THURSDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

Footy Legends
8:30pm, NITV (repeats Friday 24 September, 11:00am)

PG, AD
Australia, 2006
Genre: Comedy
Language: English, Vietnamese
Director: Khoa Do
Starring: Anh Do, Angus Sampson, Lisa Saggers, Paul Nakad, Emma Lung, Claudia Karvan
What's it about?
Set in Sydney’s western suburbs, the film tells the story Luc Vu (Ahn Do), a young man with football obsession. Out of work, and with welfare authorities threatening to take away his little sister, Luc re-unites his old high-school football team to win a competition that could change all their lives.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

FRIDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

My Survival as an Aboriginal
12:35pm, NITV

M
Australia, 1979
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Essie Coffey
What's it about?
Essie Coffey, a Murrawarri woman and black activist, shows the conflicts of living as an Aboriginal under white domination. The first Australian film directed by an Indigenous woman.

Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds
7:45pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 25 September, 10:15am)

G
France, 2010
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Language: English
Director: Luc Besson
Voice Cast: Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, Robert Stanton, Penny Balfour, David Gasman
What's it about?
The evil Maltazard is now over two metres tall and causing terror wherever he goes. His goal is simple: forming an army of giant henchmen and ruling over the universe. Only Arthur, who's still shrunken, can thwart his plans, but first he has to get back to his bedroom and return to his normal size! Directed by Luc Besson (Leon: The Professional, The Fifth Element).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Etthén Heldeli: Caribou Eaters
9:40pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 24 September, 12:05pm)

G
Canada, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ian Toews
What's it about?
Etthén Heldeli: Caribou Eaters travels with Déné First Nations people in Canada’s north, as they search for the species so vital to every aspect of their lives – the barren-ground caribou. The documentary is a celebration of their rich ancient culture, and a visual document lamenting their traditions that could vanish, if the caribou disappear.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Etthen Heldeli: Caribou Eaters

Sasquatch'n
10:35pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 24 September, 1:00pm)

PG, AD
Canada, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Kerr Lee Sugiyama
What's it about?
A groundbreaking investigative documentary that dives deep inside secret Native societies to uncover knowledge about the Sasquatch never revealed before. Exploring millennia-old mythology, preserved through the rich oral and pictorial history of the North American Indigenous communities, it presents the Sasquatch as an important spiritual entity.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Sasquatch'n

The Death of Stalin
12:15am, SBS VICELAND

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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SATURDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

Manganinnie
9:55pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 1980
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English
Director: John Honey
Starring: Mawuyul Yanthalawuy, Anna Ralph, Phillip Hinton
What's it about?
Through lyrical images, Manganinnie (Yanthalawuy) journeys across mountains towards the coast with Joanna (Ralph), a white girl, in search of Manganinnie's vanished tribe. The poignancy of this film derives from the Aboriginal woman's gradual realisation that her people and the tribal way of life are forever gone. It is the story of the Black Drive of 1830 and the genocide of Tasmania's Aboriginal people.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SUNDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

Australia Uncovered: The Bowraville Murders
8:30pm, SBS

M, AD, CC
Australia, 2021
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Language: English
Director: Allan Clarke
What's it about?
This installment of the Australia Uncovered series of feature documentaries traces the epic David vs Goliath battle for justice waged by the families of three Aboriginal children murdered in a small rural town thirty years ago, the system that failed them, and what it reveals about racism in Australia today.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Australia Uncovered: The Bowraville Murders

The Infinite Race
8:40pm, NITV

M
Mexico, 2020
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Bernardo Ruiz
What's it about?
In the annual Ultra Maratón Caballo Blanco, runners compete in the spectacular Copper Canyon of Chihuahua, Mexico, home to the indigenous Rarámuri people. The town of Urique has hosted the event since 2004, after an American athlete created the race as a way for the Rarámuri, who are known for their endurance running, to honour and preserve their culture.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
The Infinite Race

Russia: 1000 Years of History
10:15pm, SBS

PG, CC
UK, 2021
Genre: Documentary, History
Language: English
Director: Alice Lee
What's it about?
Narrated by Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve), this is a journey through a history of infamous Tsars - including Ivan the Terrible, and the gruesome story of how he earned his nickname; and Peter the Great, who turned Russia into a power to rival the European empires, and Catherine the Great, who would add half of Eastern Europe to Russia’s Empire. But the shocking highs and lows of Tsarist rule were nothing compared to what would come next: one of the most significant events of the 20th century, the Russian Revolution.

John Pilger: The Dirty War on the NHS
12:55am, SBS

M, CC
UK, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: John Pilger
What's it about?
Britain's National Health Service, the NHS, was the world's first universal public health service. In 2019, President Trump said the NHS was on the table in any future trade deal with America. Filmed in Britain and the United States, this timely, compelling documentary touches us all and reveals what may be the last battle to preserve the most fundamental human right.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
 
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