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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

26 Jun 2022 - 10:34 PM  UPDATED 29 Jun 2022 - 8:56 AM

THIS WEEK'S SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS:
SBS World Movies Highlights: June 29 - July 5
Your guide to some of the stories from around the world, screening on Australia's own HD SBS World Movies channel (Digital channel 32).

  • Audio Description (AD) available for Being John Malkovich, Scarface, Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds, Araatika: Rise Up!, Sweet Country and Fair Game
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Woodstock, Scarface, Marley, Araatika: Rise Up!, The Tracker, Milpirri: Winds of Change, Sweet Country and Fair Game

 

WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE

Charley Pride: I'm Just Me
9:25pm, NITV (repeats Thursday 30 June, 11:45am)

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.

Charley Pride performs during his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in October 2000.

Being John Malkovich
10:05pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD
USA, 1999
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Spike Jonze
Starring: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich, Charlie Sheen
What's it about?
One day filing clerk Craig Schwartz (Cusack) accidentally discovers a door at his job, containing a portal into the mind of character actor John Malkovich (played by Malkovich himself). For 15 minutes, he experiences the ultimate head trip - He is John Malkovich. With his beautiful office mate Maxine (Keener) and his pet-obsessed wife (Diaz), they hatch a plan to let others into John's brain for just $200 a trip. Critically acclaimed for its originality, the film also earned Oscar nominations for Jonze and Kaufman (making their feature-film debuts as director and screenwriter, respectively).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
REVIEW
Being John Malkovich Review
A refreshing and intelligent idea for a film.

Detective Chinatown 2
12:10am, SBS VICELAND

M
China, 2018
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Language: Chinese, English
Director: Chen Sicheng
Starring: Baoqiang Wang, Liu Haoran, Xiao Yang, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Shang Yuxian, Bai Ling
What's it about?
Driven by the desire for the huge reward, Tang Ren (by Wang Baoqiang) tricked Qin Feng (by Liu Haoran) to New York, to attend the World Detective Contest,. Later on, behind the crazy competition, Qin and Tang discovered the real hidden facts of this contest.

 

THURSDAY 30 JUNE

Scarface
8:30pm, NITV

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, 1983
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Brian De Palma
Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia
What's it about?
After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana (Pacino) stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fuelled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
Scarface's impact on hip-hop culture
As Brian de Palma's cult movie screens on SBS World Movies this month, we look into why 'Scarface' still resonates so strongly with rappers.

 

FRIDAY 1 JULY

Woodstock
1:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M, AD, CC
USA, 2018
Genre: History, Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Barak Goodman, Jamila Ephron
What's it about?
In August 1969, nearly half a million people gathered at a farm in upstate New York to hear music. What happened over the next three days, however, was far more than a concert. It would become a legendary event - one that would define a generation and mark the end of one of the most turbulent decades in modern history. 

Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds
7:30pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 2 July, 10:00am)

G, AD
France, 2010
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Language: English
Director: Luc Besson
Starring: 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 (The Fifth Element).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SATURDAY 2 JULY

This Magic Moment
2:35pm, NITV

PG
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Erin Leyden, Gentry Kirby
Featuring: Shaquille O'Neal, Penny Hardaway
What's it about?
In the mid-1990s, Orlando was the center of excitement in the NBA. The young franchise, led by mega-stars Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway, beat the mighty Bulls en route to the 1995 NBA Finals. While it was clear Orlando was a dynasty in the making, the Magic's moment on top was never fully realised.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SUNDAY 3 JULY

College Sports Inc.
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
What's it about?
Former College, Pro, and Olympic athlete Jeremy Bloom investigates the NCAA - the billion-dollar industry facing a seismic rules shift allowing athletes to make endorsement money. In this definitive documentary, Bloom investigates how the NCAA got to where it is, the people it has affected, how it continues to oppress its athletes under the false narrative of the 'amateurism' of college sports, and what the future may hold.

College Sports Inc.

Napoleon: In The Name Of Art
7:30pm, SBS

PG
Italy, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Giovanni Piscaglia
What's it about?
To mark the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's death, this documentary explores the complex relationship between Napoleon, culture and art, featuring the Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons as a very special guide.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Araatika: Rise Up!
8:30pm, SBS and NITV

MA15+, AD, CC
Australia, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Larissa Behrendt
What's it about?
In 2012, a group of Indigenous NRL players including Dean Widders, Preston Campbell, Timana Tahu and George Rose came together to develop a pre-game ceremony that would be a response to New Zealand’s much loved, universally recognised and hugely respected haka. Rather than simply taking an existing dance, the players came up with a series of movements that reflected cultural symbols - the clan, the warrior, the boomerang, the spear.

 
Related
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The Tracker
10:00pm, NITV 

M, CC
Australia, 2002
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Language: English
Director: Rolf de Heer
Starring: David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Grant Page, Damon Gameau
What's it about?
Fanatic (Sweet) is a government trooper who is heading an expedition to find an Aboriginal man accused of murdering a white woman. Others in the expedition are the Follower (Gameau) a greenhorn trooper, the Veteran (Page), and the Tracker (Gulpilil, who won the AFI award for Best Actor in a Leading Role). Directed by Rolf de Heer, who would collaborate again with Gulpilil on Ten Canoes and Charlie's Country.

REVIEW
The Tracker: The Movie Show Review
An unmissable film from Rolf de Heer.

Brazil
1:00am, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, USA, 1985
Genre: Science Fiction, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Katherine Helmond
What's it about?
Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry (Pryce) escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel (Helmond). Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle (De Niro), he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies. Directed by Terry Gilliam (12 Monkeys, The Fisher King).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand
Terry Gilliam's 1985 dystopian cult classic 'Brazil', streaming at SBS On Demand until July 16th.
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MONDAY 4 JULY

Milpirri: Winds of Change
12:00pm, NITV

PG, CC
Australia, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Stewart Carter
What's it about?
It's early October in 2012, and Steve Jampijinpa is leaving Canberra for his home in outback Lajamanu. Once there, he'll play a key part in something very important to him: Milipirri, a biennial community festival of dance, art and ceremony. But things are changing for Steve and his community. This documentary reveals what goes on behind the scenes of a controversial and ground-breaking Walpiri event.

Milpirri - Winds Of Change

Sweet Country
10:00pm, NITV

MA15+, AD, CC
Australia, 2017
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Language: English
Director: Warwick Thornton
Starring: Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Thomas M. Wright, Ewen Leslie
What's it about?
It’s 1929 on the vast, desert-like, Eastern Arrernte Nation lands that are now known as the Central Australian outback. Sam Kelly (Morris), a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works the land of a kind white preacher, Fred Smith (Neill). After an ill-tempered bully (Leslie) arrives in town and Kelly kills him in self-defence, he and his wife go on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down. Warwick Thornton's acclaimed follow-up to 2009's landmark Samson & Delilah.

INTERVIEW
Warwick Thornton on his Venice award-winning film, 'Sweet Country'
The Australian director/cinematographer took out the Special Jury Prize in Venice for his Outback Western.

 

TUESDAY 5 JULY

Cola Wars
2:00pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 2019
Genre: Documentary, History
Language: English
What's it about?
Traces the long and ferocious rivalry between Coke and Pepsi, with emphasis on the New Coke debacle of 1985. In 1985, in a stranger-than-fiction twist, Coca-Cola's executives took a step so daring that no one in either company could see it coming.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Fair Game
10:30pm, NITV

M, AD, CC
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jeff Daniels
What's it about?
When Heritier Lumumba's club president, Eddie McGuire, made a racist on-air comment about Adam Goodes, Lumumba chose to speak out against his high-profile boss. Through exclusive access to Lumumba, his friends and family, AFL legends Mick Malthouse, former Collingwood Captain Nick Maxwell and sports journalists, Fair Game uncovers the personal and professional journey of a man who at the top of his game, dared to hold a mirror to a nation that didn't like what it saw.

Alcatraz: Search for the Truth
11:15pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Brad Bernstein, David Karabinas, Chip Rives
What's it about?
In 1962, John Anglin, Clarence Anglin, and Frank Morris broke out of the toughest penitentiary America had ever conceived - Alcatraz. Presumed dead, their bodies were never found. This documentary follows the family of the Anglin brothers as they work alongside a retired lawman who has been obsessed with this case for decades.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

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