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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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30 Sep 2021 - 2:24 PM  UPDATED 30 Sep 2021 - 2:35 PM

SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 4 - 10 October
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 September Issue, Dead Ringers, Vote Yes For Aborigines, Molly's Game, A Monster Calls, The Department: Australia Uncovered and Backtrack Boys
  • Audio Description (AD) available Sunny and the Dark HorseBuwarrala Aryah, Rogue, Molly's Game and The Department: Australia Uncovered

 

MONDAY 4 OCTOBER

The Bank Job
11:10pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, 2008
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: Roger Donaldson
Starring: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays
What's it about?
Terry (Statham) is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine (Burrows) is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry recognises the danger but realises this may be the opportunity of a lifetime. Directed by Roger Donaldson (No Way Out, Smash Palace).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The September Issue
2:35am, SBS

PG, CC
USA, 2009
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: R.J. Cutler
What's it about?
Anna Wintour, the legendary editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, is the most powerful and polarising figure in fashion. Hidden behind her trademark bob and sunglasses, she has never allowed anyone to scrutinise the inner workings of her magazine - until now.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
REVIEW
The September Issue review: Rag trade doc a portrait of grace under pressure
Ladies with an attitude.

 

TUESDAY 5 OCTOBER

Sunny and the Dark Horse
11:55am, NITV (repeats Sunday 10 October, 10:25pm)

PG, AD
Australia, 1987
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David MacDougall, Judith MacDougall
What's it about?
The story of an Aboriginal stockman, Sunny Bancroft, and his family at Collum Collum and their growing enthusiasm for "picnic races" on bush tracks in New South Wales. The film follows Sunny and his wife Liz, in their search for a winning horse to triumph on the local picnic racing circuit – but things don't always go their way.

No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
8:30pm, NITV

M
USA, 2010
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Steve James
What's it about?
On Valentine's Day 1993, 17-year old Allen Iverson was bowling in Hampton, Virginia, when an argument erupted into a brawl, pitting Iverson's African-American friends against a group of white patrons. A Kartemquin Films production for ESPN Films' critically acclaimed "30 for 30" series, directed by Steve James (Hoop Dreams).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Colour Of Justice
10:00pm, NITV

M
USA, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Marjolaine Grappe
What's it about?
In July 2014, Eric Garner, a Black American, died in the street after being violently arrested by a NYC police officer. Five months later, a grand jury declined to indict the police officer.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
The Colour Of Justice

The Longest Yard
11:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1974
Genre: Crime, Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Robert Aldrich
Starring: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad, James Hampton
What's it about?
Imprisoned for drunkenness and car theft, a football star (Reynolds) is blackmailed into training a prison football team of misfits. He earns respect for the convicts and risks his chance of freedom by leading them to victory. In this rough-and-tumble yarn directed by Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen) — filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prison — the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER

Stockman's Strategy
11:00am, 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.

Dead Ringers
12:00am, SBS VICELAND

M, CC
Canada, USA, 1988
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Jeremy Irons
What's it about?
Twin gynaecologists (both played by Irons) take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman (Bujold). From director David Cronenberg (The FlyA History of Violence).

Vice Guide to Film: David Cronenberg

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
REVIEW
Dead Ringers review: Cool, clinical and confrontational

 

THURSDAY 7 OCTOBER

Buwarrala Aryah
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M, AD
Australia, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Garrwa
Director: Gadrian Jarwijalmar Hoosan
What's it about?
Buwarrala-Journey is a traditional walk for the Karrwa, Yanyuwa, Mara and Kurdanji peoples of the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia.

Rogue
8:30pm, NITV

M, AD
Australia, 2007
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Language: English
Director: Greg McLean
Starring: Michael Vartan, Barry Otto, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington
What's it about?
An American journalist on a river cruise in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island. Directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
REVIEW + INTERVIEW (VIDEO)
Rogue Review

Thelma
12:20am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Norway, 2017
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Language: Norwegian, Swedish
Director: Joachim Trier
Starring: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen
What's it about?
A confused religious girl (Harboe) tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed psychokinectic powers to reemerge with devastating results. Co-written and directed by Joachim Trier (Oslo, August 31st).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
'Thelma'
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Norwegian writer-director Joachim Trier's (Oslo August 31st, Louder Than Bombs) is an unnervingly effective psychological thriller.

 

FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER

Vote Yes for Aborigines
11:00am, NITV

G, CC
Australia, 2007
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Frances Peters-Little
What's it about?
On National Sorry Day, this program looks back at the 1967 referendum, which resulted in the removal of two sections of the constitution which discriminated against Aboriginal people. In the referendum, over 90% of voters agreed that Aboriginal people be counted in the census and that the Commonwealth government take charge of Aboriginal affairs, effectively acknowledging Aboriginal people as citizens within their own country.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Vote Yes For Aborigines

Tia and Piujuq
7:30pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 9 October, 10:00am)

PG
Canada, 2018
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Language: English, Arabic, Inuktitut
Director: Lucy Tulugarjuk
Starring: Tia Bshara, Nuvvija Tulugarjuk, Eiman Aljaber, Ghaiss Gharibet
What's it about?
Tia (Bshara), a 10 year-old Syrian refugee living in Montreal, finds a magic portal and travels to the Arctic where she befriends an Inuk girl (Tulugarjuk) with whom she immerses herself in a world of Inuit myth and magic.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Naa Muru Gurung
10:05pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 9 October, 11:25am)

PG
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Gillian Moody
What's it about?
This inspiring film celebrates the courage and resilience of those who, for over a century, have fought for the right of Aboriginal children to public education.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Naa Muru Gurung celebrates the courage and resilience of those who, for over a century, have fought for the right of Aboriginal children to public education.

 

SATURDAY 9 OCTOBER

Spiders
8:30pm, NITV

MA15+
USA, 2013
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Tibor Takács
Starring: Patrick Muldoon, Christa Campbell, William Hope, Sydney Sweeney, Pete Lee-Wilson
What's it about?
After a Soviet space station crashes into a New York City subway tunnel, a species of venomous spiders is discovered, and soon they mutate to gigantic proportions and wreak havoc on the city.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
10:20pm, NITV

M
USA, 2008
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Starring: Martin Lawrence, James Earl Jones, Margaret Avery, Joy Bryant, Cedric the Entertainer
What's it about?
A popular television talk show host from LA returns to his hometown in the deep South with his wife and son to visit his family and finds it impossible not to fall back into his old rivalries. Written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man, Girls Trip).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Molly's Game
11:15pm, SBS

M, AD, CC
USA, 2017
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O'Dowd
What's it about?
The true story of Molly Bloom (Chastain), the mastermind behind the world’s most exclusive and glamorous poker empire whose players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. The directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin (writer of The Social Network and The West Wing).

Being Flynn
12:30am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Paul Weitz
Starring: Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, Julianne Moore, Olivia Thirlby, Lili Taylor
What's it about?
Nick Flynn (Dano) is a young writer seeking to define himself. His father Jonathan (De Niro), however, scrapes through life on his own terms and has not seen his son in 18 years. Taking a job at a homeless shelter, Nick finds purpose in his own life and work, until one night Jonathan arrives seeking a bed. Based on Nick Flynn's acclaimed 2004 memoir "Another Bulls*** Night in Suck City".

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

A Monster Calls
1:50am, SBS

PG, CC
USA, Spain, 2016
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: J.A. Bayona
Starring: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson
What's it about?
A monster comes to young Connor (MacDougall), and it asks for the one thing Connor cannot bring himself to do - tell the truth. Connor very damaged, guilty, and mostly angry, struggling at school with bullies as well as his mother's sickness. Will Connor overcome his problems? Will everything be okay? Will Connor be able to speak the truth?

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand

 

SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER

The Department: Australia Uncovered
8:30pm, SBS

MA15+, AD, CC
Australia, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sascha Ettinger Epstein
What's it about?
The Department is a feature documentary which allows a rare look inside the never-before-seen child protection system in NSW. Filmed in an observational style, it follows caseworkers across the state as they navigate the complexities of keeping children safe in families experiencing domestic violence, addiction, poverty, mental health issues and intergenerational trauma.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Australia Uncovered: The Department

Totem and Ore
8:40pm, NITV

M
Australia, New Zealand, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: John Mandelberg
What's it about?
In Australia, Indigenous communities have had to live with nuclear weapons testing since the 1940s. This documentary explores this history, outlining the effects of radioactive fallout and nuclear waste dumps on these communities, especially in the context of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Totem and Ore

Backtrack Boys
1:00am, SBS

M, CC
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Catherine Scott 
What's it about?
This observational documentary, filmed over two years, follows boys in a youth program that rough talking, free-wheeling Bernie runs from a shed on the outskirts of Armidale, a rural town in Australia. On the road, the boys find their voice, make great friendships, and the dogs become national champions. But as the boys sleep under the stars at night, the trauma is never too far away.

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