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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

14 Oct 2021 - 5:29 PM  UPDATED 19 Oct 2021 - 2:48 PM

THIS WEEK'S SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 18 - 24 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 Strangerland, True Grit, Predestination, The Children in the Pictures and Surviving The Virus: My Brother And Me
  • Audio Description (AD) available for Sasquatch'n, Cold Justice, Sunny and the Dark House, Strangerland, Buwarrala Aryah, The Silver Brumby, True Grit, The Children in the Pictures and Another Country

 

MONDAY 18 OCTOBER

Sasquatch'n
10:00am, NITV

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.

Sasquatch'n

Etched in Bone
12:00pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Martin Thomas, Béatrice Bijon
Starring: Jacob Nayinggul, Joe Gumbula, Martin Thomas
What's it about?
Explores the impact of one notorious bone theft by a member of the 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land. Hundred of bones were stolen and deposited in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, until it became known to Arnhem elders in the late 1990s. The return of the sacred artefacts was called for, resulting in a tense standoff between indigenous tribespeople and the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Etched in Bone

Capricorn One
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
UK, USA, 1977
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Peter Hyams
Starring: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston, O.J. Simpson, Karen Black
What's it about?
In order to protect the reputation of the American space program, a team of scientists stages a phoney Mars landing. Willingly participating in the deception are a trio of well-meaning astronauts, who become liabilities when their space capsule is reported lost on re-entry. Now, with the help of a crusading reporter, they must battle a sinister conspiracy that will stop at nothing to keep the truth.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Cold Justice - Mark Haines
9:00pm, NITV (repeats Tuesday 19 October, 12:05pm)

M, AD
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Presenter: Allan Clarke
What's it about?
Walkley Award nominee Allan Clarke looks into the injustice many Indigenous Australians face when it comes to unsolved homicides. Allan investigates the 1988 death of Aboriginal teenager Mark Haines.

Cold Justice - Mark Haines

 

TUESDAY 19 OCTOBER

Marn Grook
1:40pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 1996
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Steven McGregor
What's it about?
Explores the history, achievements and struggles of Aboriginal sportsmen involved in our National game, 'Aussie Rules'.

Marn Grook

Ghosts of Ole Miss
8:30pm, NITV (repeats Wednesday 20 October, 11:00am)

PG
USA, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Fritz Mitchell
What's it about?
In the fall of 1962, a dramatic series of events made Civil Rights history and changed a way of life. On the eve of James Meredith becoming the first African-American to attend class at the University of Mississippi, the campus erupted into a night of rioting between those opposed to the integration of the school and those trying to enforce it.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Ghosts of Ole Miss

Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal
9:35pm, NITV (repeats Wednesday 20 October, 12:05pm)

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Stephen Vittoria
What's it about?
An inspiring portrait of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who many consider America's most famous political prisoner - a man whose existence tests our beliefs about freedom of expression.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Long Distance Revolutionary

 

WEDNESDAY 20 OCTOBER

HIV: The Neglected Pandemic
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Linda McCarthy
What's it about?
Jonathan Van Ness takes us through 40 years of HIV/AIDS by hearing from the people who have survived the global pandemic, what it’s like living with HIV & how it’s stigmatized now.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
HIV: The Neglected Pandemic

Rosemary's Baby
12:10am, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1968
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon
What's it about?
This classic adaptation of Ira Levin's best-selling novel is the story of a loving young New York City couple who are expecting their first child. Like most first-time mothers, Rosemary (Farrow) experiences confusion and fear. Her husband (Cassavetes), an ambitious but unsuccessful actor, makes a pact with the devil that promises to send his career skyward.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

THURSDAY 21 OCTOBER

Sunny and the Dark Horse
1:00pm, NITV

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.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Strangerland
8:30pm, NITV

MA15+, AD, CC
Australia, 2015
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Kim Farrant
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Joseph Fiennes
What's it about?
Newly arrived in the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari, Catherine (Kidman) and Matt Parker (Fiennes) are trying to adjust, when their two teenage children, Lily and Tom disappear in the desert, just as a massive dust storm is about to hit. Rumours start swirling about what could have happened to children and, with temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
INTERVIEW
Kim Farrant, on the 5 reasons she had to make Strangerland
Kim Farrant drew from many sources when embarking on the strange outback mystery, Strangerland

 

FRIDAY 22 OCTOBER

Buwarrala Aryah
11:00pm, 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. Passing through light scrub dotted with anthills, beside billabongs and water lilies, across a vast dry plain blackened by burning, a group of children, youth and Elders embrace their cultural heritage.

The Silver Brumby
7:35pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 23 October, 10:00am)

PG, AD
Australia, 1993
Genre: Family, Drama
Language: English
Director: John Tatoulis
Starring: Russell Crowe, Caroline Goodall, Amiel Daemion, Johnny Raaen, Buddy Tyson
What's it about?
During a violent storm in the Victorian Highlands, a mother tells her frightened daughter a fable about a great silver brumby who must find its place among its kind, while one man, living in the wilderness, is determined to capture the brumby and tame it. Based on Elyne Mitchell's novel of the same name.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Hunting Hitler's U-Boats
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Presenter: Laurence Fishburne
What's it about?
The search is on for a WWII U-Boat that could be hidden somewhere in the Atlantic Sea. This is no ordinary U-boat - in the final chapter of the war, it is believed the Third Reich dispatched a covert fleet of retrofitted subs loaded with a fortune in artworks, antiquities and gold.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
History's Greatest Mysteries: Hunting Hitler's U-Boats

Ghosts of Our Forests
9:25pm, NITV

M
Canada, Uganda, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Daniel Roher
What's it about?
After an indigenous Ugandan tribe is violently removed from its forest home, the survivors are left to reconcile with the ghosts of their ancestors as they struggle to maintain their cultural identity.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Ghosts of Our Forests

My Life As I Live It
10:30pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 23 October, 11:40am)

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.

My Life As I Live It

 

SATURDAY 23 OCTOBER

Cooties
8:30pm, NITV

MA15+
USA, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: English
Director: Cary Murnion, Jonathan Milott
Starring: Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer, Nasim Pedrad, Leigh Whannell
What's it about?
A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

True Grit
11:15pm, SBS

M, AD, CC
USA, 2010
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Western
Language: English
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper
What's it about?
14-year-old Mattie Ross (Steinfeld) is determined to avenge her father's blood by capturing Tom Chaney (Brolin) – the man who shot and killed him for two pieces of gold – enlisting the help of one-eyed, trigger-happy U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn (Bridges) and Texas Ranger LaBoeuf (Damon). This Coen brothers take on the classic 1969 John Wayne western was nominated for ten Academy Awards including Best Picture.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
The Coen brothers' 'True Grit', starring (from left) Hailee Steinfeld, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin
REVIEW
True Grit review: Coen Bros shoot straight and true
Bloody and blackly humourous.

Predestination
1:15am, SBS

MA15+, CC
Australia, 2014
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Michael Spierig
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor
What's it about?
On his final time travelling assignment, a Temporal Agent (Hawke) must stop The Fizzle Bomber, the one criminal that has always managed to elude him, from killing 10,000 New Yorkers. Whilst on this mission, he seeks out a new recruit by the name of John Doe (Snook).

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Fresh from the MIFF premiere of Predestination, Brisbane's Spierig Brothers and Sarah Snook sit down to talk about time travel, playing intersex... and accents.
Predestination review: A thoughtful, ambitious adaptation
Ambition outweighs flaws in clever Australian sci-fi adaptation.

 

SUNDAY 24 OCTOBER

The Children In The Pictures
8:30pm, SBS

MA15+, AD, CC
Australia, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Simon Nasht, Akhim Dev
What's it about?
The Children In The Pictures takes us inside Task Force Argos, a renowned Australian-based police investigative team, as they go undercover to rescue children from online sexual abuse. From infiltrating global criminal networks to hunting down the world’s worst abusers, the Argos team shines a light on the dark reality of online child sexual abuse and the fight we all face in stopping it.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
The Children in the Pictures

Another Country
8:40pm, NITV

PG, AD
Australia, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Molly Reynolds
Featuring: David Gulpilil
What's it about?
The great Australian Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil tells the tale of 'Another Country', a story of what happened when his people's way of life was interrupted by ours. A companion film to Rolf De Heer's 2014 film Charlie's Country.

The Fifth Region
10:05pm, NITV

PG
Canada, 2018
Genre: English
Language: English
Director: Aeyliya Husain, Gabriel Nuraki Koperqualuk
Starring: Joshua Stribbell, Nancy Saunders
What's it about?
This short narrative feature tells the story of Joshua (Stribbel) and Nancy (Saunders), two young urban Inuit who are carving out a place for themselves in southern Canada.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
The Fifth Region

American Honey
11:20pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, UK, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Andrea Arnold
Starring: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi, Arielle Holmes
What's it about?
Follows Star (Lane), a free-spirited teenage girl who runs away from home to join a rebellious gang of misfits selling magazines door to door as they explore America. Star is drawn to the hedonistic lifestyle of the group and begins to fall for their charming leader, Jake (LaBeouf). Running wild across the Midwest, Star and Jake revel in their youthful spirit as they make money, party hard, and bend the law. Written and directed by Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank). 

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
RELATED
American Honey review: Arnold's film captivates with its amateur actors (and a remarkable Shia LaBeouf)
Actors and non-actors alike give magnetic performances in Andrea Arnold's first US film.
What 'American Honey' catches (beautifully) about the kids: they're not all right
Andrea Arnold's 'American Honey' gives an insight into a generation that has forgotten how to dream.

Surviving The Virus: My Brother And Me
1:10am, SBS

M, CC
UK, 2020
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Toby Paton, Jack Rampling
What's it about?
Twin brothers Chris and Xand van Tulleken, both doctors, share their personal and professional experiences of COVID-19. An infectious diseases doctor at the world-leading UCL Hospital in London, Chris was asked to work on the wards.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:
Surviving The Virus: My Brother And Me
 
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