TV Movie Guide: 25 – 31 January | Movie News

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FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:

  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Beach, Pauline Hanson: Please Explain, The Tracker, Once Upon a Time in America, Sweet Country and Adam Goodes – The Final Quarter
  • Audio Description (AD) available for Venus and Once Upon a Time in America

 

MONDAY 25 JANUARY

Manganinnie
12:00pm, NITV (repeats Friday 12 June, 12:00pm)

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 journeys across mountains towards the coast with Joanna, 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:

Enough Said
1:10am, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Nicole Holofcener
Starring: James Gandolfini, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette, Tavi Gevinson
What’s it about?
Eva (Louis-Dreyfus) is a single parent who works as a masseuse, and is dreading the day that her daughter leaves her for college. She meets and bonds with Albert (Gandolfini), a man who is also facing an empty nest and they start dating. At the same time, Eva befriends a new customer, Marianne (Keener), who is a poet that can’t stop complaining about her ex-husband. Suddenly, Eva finds herself doubting her own relationship as she learns the truth about Marianne’s ex. From Nicole Holofcener, writer-director of Lovely & Amazing and Please Give.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

TUESDAY 26 JANUARY

Rabbit-Proof Fence
8:45am, NITV / 9:00am, SBS

PG, CC
Australia, 2002
Genre: History, Adventure
Language: Walmajarri, English
Director: Phillip Noyce
Starring: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, Kenneth Branagh, Deborah Mailman, David Gulpilil
What’s it about?
Based on the true story of three young Aboriginal girls, Molly (Sampi) and Daisy (Sansbury) and their cousin, Gracie (Monaghan), who in 1931, were forcibly removed from their mothers and their home in Jigalong and moved over fifteen hundred miles away, as a part of official ‘White Australia’ Government policy. Molly leads her younger sister and cousin on a brave escape and in a bid to find their way home, following, on foot, the rabbit-proof fence that cuts across the Gibson Desert and towards Jigalong.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Vote Yes for Aborigines
11:05am, NITV & SBS

G
Australia, 2007
Genre: Document
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.

Croker Island Exodus
2:05pm, NITV (repeats Wed 27th Jan, 1:00pm)

PG
Australia, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Steven McGregor
What’s it about?
1942, Croker Island, as Japanese bomb the North, 95 Aboriginal children and their missionary carers make a remarkable journey to safety 3000 miles across the Australian continent.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Dhakiyarr vs. the King
3:15pm, NITV (repeats Wed 27th Jan, 11:00am)

PG
USA, 2004
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Allan Collins, Tom Murray
What’s it about?
In 1933, on Woodah Island in remote northeast Arnhem Land, Yolngu leader Dhakiyarr speared a policeman, Constable McColl, who had chained up his wife. This was Dhakiyarr’s land and that was his law. On the advice of missionaries, he went to Darwin to explain his actions and his people’s ways to the Northern Territory Supreme Court. Seventy years after the controversial murder trial and his subsequent disappearance, Dhakiyarr’s descendants seek to restore what was denied him: his honour. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Beach
8:30pm, SBS & NITV

M, CC
Australia, 2020
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Warwick Thornton
What’s it about?
Alone on a remote beach in one of the most beautiful yet brutal environments in the world, award-winning film director, Warwick Thornton (Samson & DelilahSweet Country), attempts to change his life. An exclusive world premiere of this unique, immersive documentary experience.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

WEDNESDAY 27 JANUARY

She Who Must Be Loved
7:00pm, NITV (repeats Thu 28 Jan, 11:00am)

G
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Erica Glynn
Starring: Freda Glynn
What’s it about?
Erica Glynn tells the epic life story of her mother Alfreda Glynn, 78-year-old Aboriginal woman, stills photographer, co-founder of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA), and Imparja TV, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, radical, pacifist, grumpy old woman, who in equal measure loves the limelight and total privacy. Part bio-pic, part social history, it details the life of a woman born beneath a tree north of Alice Springs in 1939, her childhood living under the Aboriginal Protection policies and the impact, both good and bad they had on her life.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Desperately Seeking Susan
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1985
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Susan Seidelman
Starring: Madonna, Rosanna Arquette, Aidan Quinn, Laurie Metcalf, John Turturro
What’s it about?
Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline “Desperately Seeking Susan” proposes a rendezvous. Roberta goes too, and in a series of events involving amnesia and mistaken identity, steps into Susan’s life.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Naa Muru Gurung
9:40pm, NITV

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:

St. Trinian’s
10:25pm, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, 2007
Genre: Comedy, Family
Language: English
Director: Barnaby Thompson, Oliver Parker
Starring: Talulah Riley, Rupert Everett, Gemma Arterton, Colin Firth, Lena Headey
What’s it about?
St Trinian’s continue to represent the unacceptable face of British education. When the new Minister of Education announces he will sort the place out, he doesn’t realise he enormity of the task or that the headmistress is an old flame. The school is threatened with closure by their bank. With the staff clearly a waste of space, the girls realise he responsibility to save the day falls on them.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Pop Aye
11:50pm, SBS

Singapore, Thailand, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: Thai
Director: Kirsten Tan
Starring: Thaneth Warakulnukroh, Penpak Sirikul, Bong
What’s it about?
On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect (Warakulnukroh) bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand in search of the farm where they grew up together with his family. Winner of the Screenwriting Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (in the World Cinema – Dramatic competition).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Pauline Hanson: Please Explain!
3:25am, SBS

PG, CC
Australia, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Anna Broinowski
Starring: Pauline Hanson, John Howard David Oldfield, Marcia Langton, Margo Kingston, Alan Jones
What’s it about?
Director Anna Broinowski (Forbidden Lie$) explores how Pauline Hanson’s speech in 1996 and the decades of debate that followed has influenced Australia today; the impact of her political career on modern multicultural Australia, and the people who have helped her transition from local fish shop owner to Member for Oxley. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

THURSDAY 28 JANUARY

The Tracker
8:30pm, 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) 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.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Until Proven Innocent
1:10am, SBS VICELAND

M
New Zealand, 2009
Genre: Crime, Documentary, Drama, TV Movie
Language: English
Director: Peter Burger
What’s it about?
In October 2006, a four-year-old from Corpus Christi, named Andrew Burd, died mysteriously of salt poisoning. His foster mother, Hannah Overton, was charged with capital murder, vilified from all quarters and sent to prison for life. But was this churchgoing young woman a vicious child killer? Or had the tragedy claimed its second victim?

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

FRIDAY 29 JANUARY

Tia and Piujuq
7:30pm, NITV (repeats Sat 30 Jan, 10:00am on NITV)

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:

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
12:35am, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1974
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Joseph Sargent
Starring: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Héctor Elizondo, Earl Hindman
What’s it about?
A gang of armed professionals hijack a New York subway train somewhere outside the Pelham station threatening to kill one hostage per minute unless their demands are met. Forced to stall these unknown assailants until a ransom is delivered or a rescue is made, transit chief Lt. Garber (Matthau) must shrewdly outmaneuver one of the craftiest and cruelest villains (Shaw) in a battle of wits that will either end heroically or tragically.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

SATURDAY 30 JANUARY

Once Upon a Time in America
9:00pm, SBS

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, Italy, 1984
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English, French, Italian
Director: Sergio Leone
Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, Tuesday Weld
What’s it about?
The final film by legendary Italian director Sergio Leone (The Good, The Bad & The UglyOnce Upon a Time in the West) is an epic gangster film spanning decades, following the life of Jewish gangster David ‘Noodles’ Aaronson (De Niro) and his friends, from their childhoods in 1920s New York through Noodles’ return to New York in 1968 after a long absence.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Venus
12:25am, SBS VICELAND

M, AD
Canada, 2017
Genre: Comedy, Dramna
Language: English
Director: Eisha Marjara
Starring: Debargo Sanyal, Jamie Mayers, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Zena Darawalla, Gordon Warnecke
What’s it about?
Sid (Sanyal), a South Asian transgender woman, is shocked to discover that she is the father of a 14-year-old boy (Mayers) with a former high school girlfriend.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Sweet Country
1:00am, SBS

MA15+, 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.

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SUNDAY 31 JANUARY

Adam Goodes – The Final Quarter
8:40pm, NITV

PG, 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.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Long Goodbye
12:25am, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1973
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Language: Spanish, English
Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell, David Arkin
What’s it about?
Detective Philip Marlowe (Gould) encounters a host of offbeat characters while searching for a client’s missing husband. He finds himself drawn into a mystery of New Age gurus and murder. Based on the novel of the same name by Raymond Chandler, and directed by Robert Altman (M*A*S*HNashvilleGosford Park).

 



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