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FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES (DIGITAL CHANNEL 32) HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:

  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Milpirri – Winds of Change, Black Chicks Talking, Catfish, Brazil, The Blues Brothers, The Day They Dropped The Bomb, True Grit, American Animals, Bitcoin Bang Bang and Andre the Giant
  • Audio Description (AD) available for Sunny & The Dark Horse, The Blues Brothers, American Animals and Ella

 

MONDAY 14 JUNE

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.

Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me
1:00pm, 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.

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Black Chicks Talking
9:00pm, NITV (repeats Tuesday 15 June, 1:00pm)

M, CC
Australia, 2002
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Leah Purcell, Brendan Fletcher
What’s it about?
Performer and writer Leah Purcell talks with five dynamic Indigenous women – Rosanna Angus, Kathryn Hay, Deborah Mailman, Cilla Malone and Tammy Williams – about what it means to be Aboriginal in Australia today. In a series of individual interviews and at one lively dinner party, the women share their experiences and opinions with extraordinary candour. The result is a passionate and challenging exploration of black identity and a celebration of five very different lives.

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TUESDAY 15 JUNE

Sunny and the Dark Horse
11:30am, 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.

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Chuck Berry: The Original King of Rock ‘n’ Roll
8:35pm, NITV (repeats: Wednesday 16 June, 1:00pm)

M
UK, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jon Brewer 
What’s it about?
In this feature length documentary, the absolute instigator of rock ‘n’ roll, Chuck Berry, is truly revealed, with unprecedented exclusive access. Featuring Steven Van Zandt, George Thorogood, Joe Bonamassa, Nile Rodgers, Johnnie Johnson, Marshall Chess, Gene Simmons, Johnny Rivers, Alice Cooper, Gary Clark Jr., Nils Lofgren, Joe Perry, Steve Jones and more.

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Catfish
3:00am, SBS

M, CC
USA, 2010
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost
What’s it about?
In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. At once a documentary that plays like a thriller and a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.

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WEDNESDAY 16 JUNE

Brazil
8:35pm, SBS VICELAND

M, CC
UK, USA, 1985
Genre: Science Fiction, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin
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 (Katherine 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).

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Slither
11:15pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Canada, USA, 2006
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction
Language: English, French
Director: James Gunn
Starring: Nathan Fillion, Don Thompson, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry
What’s it about?
The sleepy town of Wheelsy could be any small town in America-somewhat quaint and gentle, and peopled with friendly folks who mind their own business. But just beneath the surface charm, something unnamed and evil has arrived and is growing. The debut feature of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, this creature feature is a sci-fi nightmare realised with an obvious appreciation for classic pulp horror films.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

THURSDAY 17 JUNE

The Blues Brothers
8:30pm, NITV (repeats Friday 18 June, 12:00pm)

M, AD, CC
USA, 1980
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music, Action
Language: English
Director: John Landis
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, James Brown, Carrie Fisher, Frank Oz, Aretha Franklin
What’s it about?
Jake Blues (Belushi) is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood (Aykroyd) on a ‘mission from God’ to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best – play music – so they get their old band together and they’re on their way, while getting in a bit of trouble here and there.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

FRIDAY 18 JUNE

Lord of the Flies
7:30pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 19 June, 10:00am)

PG
UK, 1963
Genre: Drama, Cult
Language: English
Director: Peter Brook
Starring: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards
What’s it about?
As war in Europe is about to erupt, a group of well-heeled British schoolboys are flown from London to a safe haven in the South Pacific but are forced to fend for themselves after their plane crashes on a remote island and the pilot is killed. Based on Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding’s classic novel.

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The Day They Dropped The Bomb
9:25pm, SBS VICELAND

M, CC
UK, 2015
Genre: Documentary, History, War
Language: English
Director: Leslie Woodhead
What’s it about?
On August 6 2020, it was 75 years since the world’s first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. It was a day that changed the course of history – a watershed moment that hastened the end of WWII and cast the shadow of potential nuclear destruction over the Western world. It was also a day which started a debate about the morality of using the bomb – which still continues.

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Message from Mungo
10:15pm, NITV

G
Australia, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Andrew Pike, Ann McGrath
What’s it about?
Lake Mungo is an ancient Pleistocene lake-bed in south-western New South Wales, and is one of the world’s richest archaeological sites. This documentary focuses on the interface over the last 40 years between the scientists on one hand, and, on the other, the Indigenous communities who identify with the land and with the human remains revealed at the site.

 

SATURDAY 19 JUNE

The Score
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2001
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Frank Oz
Starring: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Marlon Brando, Angela Bassett, Gary Farmer
What’s it about?
Career thief Nick Wells (De Niro) is about to mastermind a nearly impossible theft that will require his joining forces with a clever young accomplice (Norton). The unlikely alliance, arranged by Nick’s longtime friend and fence, Max (Brando), interrupts Nick’s plan to retire from crime and settle down with his fiancee, Diane (Bassett). Worse – it requires that Nick violate his most important rule: always work alone.

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Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records
8:20pm, NITV (repeats Thursday 10 December, 1:00pm)

M
Jamaica, UK, 2018
Genre: Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Nicolas Jack Davies
Featuring: Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Toots Hibbert, Pauline Black, Don Letts, Dandy Livingstone
What’s it about?
The legendary London record label Trojan Records played a leading role in the musical conquest of Great Britain by Jamaican music styles like Ska, Reggae, and Rocksteady. This stylish documentary about Trojan is a timely and wide-ranging celebration of British Jamaican working-class youth culture.

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True Grit
9:30pm, SBS

M, 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

Loving
10:00pm, NITV

PG
USA, 2016
Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: English
Director: Jeff Nichols
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Bill Camp
What’s it about?
The story of Richard (Edgerton) and Mildred Loving (Negga, in an Oscar-nominated performance), an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court. Written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud).

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American Animals
11:30pm, SBS

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, UK, 2018
Genre: Drama, Crime, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Bart Layton
Starring: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson, Ann Dowd
What’s it about?
In 2003, four Kentucky college students attempted to steal millions of dollars in rare books from the school library. The young men all hailed from comfortable upbringings, and were primarily motivated by wanting to feel special. They committed the heist during daylight, in the library’s regular operating hours, using their exams as an alibi. Directed by Bart Layton (of 2012 documentary The Imposter).

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Bitcoin Big Bang – The Unbelievable Story of Mark Karpeles
1:40am, SBS

M, CC
France, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: French, English
Director: Xavier Sayanoff, Vincent Gono
What’s it about?
On August 1, 2015, Mark Karpeles exits his home in Tokyo under police escort. Hours later, Mark is indicted and imprisoned for forgery of computer data and embezzlement in connection with the disappearance of 850,000 Bitcoins, the equivalent of a half million dollars.

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SUNDAY 20 JUNE

Andre the Giant
7:30pm, SBS

M, CC
USA, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jason Hehir
What’s it about?
A documentary examining the life and career of one of the most beloved legends in WWE history. This ambitious, wide-ranging feature explores Andre’s upbringing in France, his celebrated WWE career, and his forays into the entertainment world. Includes interviews with Vince McMahon, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner, family members, and more.

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Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll
8:40pm, NITV

PG
USA, 1987
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Taylor Hackford
Featuring: Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Ingrid Berry, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Bo Diddley
What’s it about?
For Chuck Berry’s 60th, Keith Richards assembled a pickup band of Robert Cray, Joey Spampinato, Eric Clapton, himself, and long-time Berry pianist Johnnie Johnson. Joined on stage by Etta James, Linda Ronstadt, and Julian Lennon, Berry performs his classic rock songs. His abilities as a composer, lyricist, singer, musician, and entertainer are on display and, in behind-the-scenes interviews, are discussed by Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bruce Springsteen, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, and others.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Lance (part one)
9:05pm, SBS

M
USA, 2020
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, French, Italian
Director: Marina Zenovich
What’s it about?
Part one of a two-part personal examination of the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong. A fascinating chronicle of one of the most inspirational – and then infamous – athletes of all time.

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Ella
10:45pm, NITV

G, AD
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.

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Tokyo Ghoul
12:20am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Japan, 2017
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Language: Japanese
Director: Kentaro Hagiwara
Starring: Masataka Kubota, Fumika Shimizu, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Yo Oizumi, Yu Aoi, Hiyori Sakurada, Kunio Murai 
What’s it about?
In modern-day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: creatures who look exactly like humans, yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to bookish Ken Kaneki, until a violent encounter turns him into the first-ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions, while attempting to learn more about his powers. Tokyo Ghoul is the live-action adaptation of the Japanese dark fantasy manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Sui Ishida.

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