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

  • Closed Captions (CC) available for The Death of Stalin, John & Oko: Above Us Only Sky, The Tall Man, Bleed For This, Roman J. Israel, Esq. and The Last Temptation of Christ
  • Audio Description (AD) available for Making a Mark, The Death of Stalin, The X Files, One Hour Photo, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

 

MONDAY 26 APRIL

Making A Mark
9:00pm, NITV

M, AD
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Richard Jasek
What’s it about?
A chronicle of creative trailblazing – exploring one of the most personally challenging and financially tenuous of vocations, to live and work in the competitive world of the visual arts in Australia.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

TUESDAY 27 APRIL

Chi-Town
8:30pm, NITV (repeats Wednesday 28 April, 1:00pm)

M
USA, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Nick Budabin
What’s it about?
An underdog basketball player from Chicago goes on a meteoric rise to become one of the best college point guards in the nation. But while he pursues dreams of the NBA, his success contrasts with the effects of gun violence on his friends back home.

 

WEDNESDAY 28 APRIL

The Death of Stalin
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD, CC
UK, 2017
Genre: Comedy, History
Language: English
Director: Armando Iannucci
Starring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Jeffrey Tambor, Adrian McLoughlin
What’s it about?
When tyrannical dictator Josef Stalin (McLoughlin) dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Buscemi) and Lavrenti Beria (Beale), the sadistic secret police chief. From Armando Iannucci, creator of The Thick of It, In the Loop and Veep.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Jackass: The Movie
10:25pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2002
Genre: Comedy, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jeff Tremaine
Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Ryan Dunn
What’s it about?
Johnny Knoxville and his friends appear on the big screen for the very first time in Jackass: The Movie. They wander around Japan in panda outfits, wreak havoc on a once civilised golf course, they even do stunts involving live alligators, and so on. While Johnny Knoxvile and his pals put their life at risk, they are entertaining people at the same time. 

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Top Five
12:25am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2014
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Chris Rock
Starring: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Whoopi Goldberg, Tracy Morgan
What’s it about?
Former comedy legend Andre Allen (Rock) returns to New York to promote his latest film on the eve of his wedding to a self-absorbed reality TV star (Union). While wandering the city with a mysterious and charming journalist (Dawson), Allen is forced to confront his past and the people he left behind. 

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

THURSDAY 29 APRIL

The X Files
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M, AD
Canada, USA, 1998
Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Rob Bowman
Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Martin Landau
What’s it about?
In their first feature-film outing, Mulder (Duchovny) and Scully (Anderson) – now taken off the FBI’s X Files cases – are drawn into a web of intrigue while investigating the mysterious bombing of a Dallas office building and the secrets buried inside. They must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonisation of Earth.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Catch a Fire
8:30pm, NITV

M
France, UK, South Africa, USA 2006
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Language: Afrikaans, English, Zulu
Director: Phillip Noyce
Starring: Tim Robbins, Derek Luke, Bonnie Henna, Mncedisi Shabangu, Tumisho Masha
What’s it about?
The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso (Luke), a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an attempt to bomb the plant, with the injustice transforming the apolitical worker into a radicalised insurgent, who then carries out his own successful sabotage mission.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

FRIDAY 30 APRIL

One Hour Photo
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M, AD
USA, 2002
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Mark Romanek
Starring: Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Erin Daniels, Eriq La Salle
What’s it about?
Sy Parrish (Williams) has lovingly and painstakingly developed photographs for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins’ lives become fuller, Sy’s only seems lonelier, until he eventually convinces himself he’s part of their family. When Sy discovers the family’s dark secret, a bizarre and thrilling confrontation ensues. Directed by Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Miriam Lies
7:30pm, NITV

M
Dominican Republic, Spain, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada
Starring: Dulce Rodríguez, Carolina Rohana, Pachy Méndez, Frank Perozo, Vicente Santos
What’s it about?
Shy girl Miriam (Rodríguez) is waiting to celebrate her 15th birthday and she wants to invite her guy. So far they’ve only chatted online, and the anticipated blind date only complicates things. Winner of the Award of the Ecumenical Jury at the 2018 Karlovy Vary Film Festival. 

John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky
11:40PM, SBS

M, CC
UK, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Michael Epstein
Starring: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, Elliot Mintz, David Bailey
What’s it about?
This documentary tells the untold story of John Lennon’s iconic Imagine album. It’s also a story about Yoko meeting John and East meeting West. This is about two artistic minds connecting and inspiring each other both personally and professionally, ultimately co-authoring a radical worldview.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

When Animals Dream
1:05am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Denmark, 2014
Genre: Horror
Language: Danish
Director: Jonas Alexander Arnby
Starring: Sonia Suhl, Lars Mikkelsen, Sonja Richter
What’s it about?
Sixteen-year-old Marie lives on a small island with her seriously ill mother and her father, who takes care of the family. But suddenly mysterious deaths happen and Marie can feel something strange happening to her body.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SATURDAY 1 MAY

Another Country
10:00am, NITV

PG
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.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Tall Man
8:30pm, NITV

M, CC
Australia, 2011
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Tony Krawitz
What’s it about?
The Walkley Award-winning documentary about the events on Palm Island that follow the death of local Indigenous man Cameron Doomadgee. On the morning of November 19, 2004, Cameron Doomadgee was arrested for public nuisance. An hour later he lay dead in a watchhouse cell. This film interviews the family, friends and residents of the community on the island as they struggle to understand what happened to Cameron and the tragic events that subsequently followed his death. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Bleed for This
9:25pm, SBS

M, CC
USA, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English, French
Director: Ben Younger
Starring: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ciaran Hinds, Ted Levine
What’s it about?
Champion boxer Vinny Pazienza (Teller) is told he may never walk again after a car accident leaves him with a broken neck. Against all odds and doctor’s orders, renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Eckhart) agrees to help Vinny return to the ring.

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).

Roman J. Israel, Esq.
11:30pm, SBS

M, AD, CC
USA, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Dan Gilroy
Starring: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Lynda Gravatt
What’s it about?
Hard-nosed liberal lawyer Roman J. Israel (Washinton, in an Oscar-nominated performance) has been fighting the good fight forever while others take the credit. When his partner (Farrell) – the firm’s frontman – has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on that role. He soon discovers some unsettling truths about the firm – truths that conflict with his values of helping the poor and dispossessed – and finds himself in an existential crisis that leads to extreme actions. From Dan Gilroy, writer-director of Nightcrawler.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Scorpion in Love
12:30am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Spain, 2013
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: Spanish
Director: Santiago Zannou
Starring: Álex González, Javier Bardem, Carlos Bardem
What’s it about?
This urban fable tells the story of Julian (González), a young man who with his best friend participates actively in a group of violent neo-Nazis led by a fanatic man. Adapted from the bestselling novel by Carlos Bardem.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Last Temptation of Christ
1:40am, SBS

M, CC
USA, Canada, 1988
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Harry Dean Stanton, David Bowie
What’s it about?
Basing his drama on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis, legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese delves deep into the mind and soul of Jesus Christ and the inner torment of his experiences after discovering he is the son of God. With Willem Dafoe as Christ and Harvey Keitel as Judas, Scorsese received an Oscar nomination for directing this sweeping and controversial masterpiece.

Video: The Movie Show reviews The Last Temptation of Christ (Episode 36 1988)
Video: The Movie Show interviews Martin Scorsese (Episode 34 1988)

NOTE: No Catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

SUNDAY 2 MAY

Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal
8:40pm, NITV

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.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

American Insurrection
10:15pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Rick Rowley
What’s it about?
Over the last three years, FRONTLINE has collaborated with ProPublica to investigate the rise of extremism in America. In the aftermath of the assault on the U.S. Capitol, FRONTLINE and ProPublica team up again to examine how far-right groups were emboldened and encouraged by former President Trump and how individuals were radicalized and brought into the political landscape.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand



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