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  • Closed Captions (CC) available for The Wolfpack, Serpico, The Long Good Friday, I Am Johnny Cash and Molly’s Game
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FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES (DIGITAL CHANNEL 32) HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:

 

MONDAY 29 MARCH

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
12:00pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 3 April, 8:30pm)

PG
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary, History
Language: English
Director: Deborah Riley Draper
What’s it about?
In 1936, 18 African American athletes dubbed the “black auxiliary” by Hitler defied Nazi Aryan Supremacy and Jim Crow Racism to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin. The world remembers Jesse Owens. But, Olympic Pride American Prejudice shows how all 18 are a seminal precursor to the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Croker Island Exodus
9:00pm, NITV (repeats Tuesday 30 March, 11:20am)

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.

The Wolfpack
3:15am, SBS

M, CC
USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Crystal Moselle
What’s it about?
Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed ‘The Wolfpack’, the brothers spend their childhood reenacting their favourite films using elaborate home-made props and costumes. Their world is shaken up when one of the brothers escapes and everything changes. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

TUESDAY 30 MARCH

Celtics/Lakers: Best of Enemies
8:30pm, NITV (repeats Wednesday 31 March, 1:00pm)

M
USA 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: Englisgh
Director: Jim Podhoretz
Featuring: Donnie Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Pat Riley, David Stern
What’s it about?
There are rivalries, and then there is the Celtics vs. the Lakers: this documentary gets to the heart of the greatest tug-of-war in NBA history, focusing mainly on the 1980s era of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson but also examining the entire history of the NBA through the rivalry.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

WEDNESDAY 31 MARCH

Serpico
9:55pm, SBS VICELAND

M, AD, CC
USA, Italy, 1973
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Language: English, Spanish, Italian
Director: Sidney Lumet
Starring: Al Pacino, John Randolph Jones, Jack Kehoe, M. Emmet Walsh, F. Murray Abraham
What’s it about?
The real-life struggle of honest New York City cop Frank Serpico (Pacino, in an Oscar-nominated performance) against a corrupt system. Based on journalist Peter Maas’ book “Serpico: The Cop Who Defied The System”, and directed by Sidney Lumet (12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Network).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

The Long Good Friday
12:15am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, CC
UK, 1979
Genre: Crime, Action, Mobster
Language: English
Director: John Mackenzie
Starring: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan, Paul Freeman
What’s it about?
Mobster Harold Shand (Hoskins) is the all powerful boss of the London underworld, who beneath a gentrified veneer is all snarl and menace. On one fateful Good Friday, the day Harold is to close a crucial deal with an American organised crime group, Shand finds his empire suddenly under attack. Somebody has killed two of his henchman, tried to murder his mother and blown his favourite pub to smithereens. And somebody’s going to pay.

Streaming until March 31st at SBS On Demand:

 

THURSDAY 1 APRIL

The Express
8:30pm, NITV (repeats Friday 2 April, 12:00pm)

PG
USA, 2008
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Gary Fleder
Starring: Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Darrin Henson, Charles S. Dutton, Chadwick Boseman
What’s it about?
Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis (Brown), the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. His fight for equality and respect changed the face of American sport.

NOTE: No catchup at SBS On Demand

 

FRIDAY 2 APRIL

Gundala
7:30pm, NITV

M
Indonesia, 2019
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Language: English, Indonesian
Director: Joko Anwar
Starring: Abimana Aryasatya, Tara Basro, Bront Palarae, Ario Bayu
What’s it about?
Sancaka (Aryasatya) has lived on the streets since his parents left him. Living a hard life, Sancaka survives by thinking about his own safety. When the condition of the city gets worse and injustice rages throughout the country, Sancaka must decide whether he continues to live to look after himself or rise to become their oppressed hero.

I Am Johnny Cash
11:10pm, SBS

PG, AD, CC
USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Derik Murray, Jordan Tappis
Starring: Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash, Johnny Western, Lou Robin, Sheryl Crow, Rick Rubin, Willie Nelson
What’s it about?
I am Johnny Cash is a celebration of the larger-than-life Johnny Cash from the unique perspective of the Man in Black’s greatest songs the ‘essentials’. Each song brings to life a chapter in the story of America from the 1950’s to the modern day as we tour the life of musical and artistic expression of one of music’s most notorious rebels.

 

SATURDAY 3 APRIL

Sunny and the Dark Horse
10:00am, NITV

PG
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.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M, AD
USA, 2001
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: Simon West
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor, Daniel Craig
What’s it about?
English aristocrat Lara Croft (Jolie) is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and in the middle of a battle with a secret society. The shapely archaeologist moonlights as a tomb raider to recover lost antiquities and meets her match in the evil Powell, who’s in search of a powerful relic. Based on the hit video game.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Molly’s Game
8:25pm, SBS

M, AD, CC
USA, 2017
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd
What’s it about?
The true story of Molly Bloom (Chastain), the mastermind behind the world’s most exclusive and glamorous poker empire whose players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. When she is arrested in the middle of the night by FBI agents wielding automatic weapons, she turns to criminal defence lawyer, Charlie Jaffey (Elba), who learned that there was more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe. The directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin (writer of The Social Network and The West Wing).

Cry Freedom
9:55pm, NITV

M
USA, 1987
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Richard Attenborough
Starring: Kevin Kline, Denzel Washington, Josette Simon, Penelope Wilton
What’s it about?
Based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods (Kline) is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko (Washington, who earned his first Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actor), a courageous and outspoken black anti-apartheid activist. Directed by Richard Attenborough (Gandhi, A Bridge Too Far).

SBS On Demand: Interview with Richard Attenborough (The Movie Show, Episode 2, 1988)

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

The Workshop
10:55pm, SBS

M
France, 2017
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Language: French
Director: Laurent Cantet
Starring: Marina Fois, Matthieu Lucci, Warda Rammach, Florian Beaujean, Julien Souve
What’s it about?
Antoine has agreed to follow a writing workshop where some young people in insertion must write a black novel with the help of Olivia, a recognized novelist. The work of writing will bring to life the working-class past of the city. Its shipyard is closed for 25 years, a nostalgia that does not interest Antoine, influenced by the anxiety of the present world. From the acclaimed writer-director of The Class and Time Out.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

SUNDAY 4 APRIL

Titanic: Into the Heart of the Wreck
7:30pm, SBS

G
France, 2020
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
What’s it about?
While every expedition gets closer to revealing more clues about the sinking of the infamous ship, one major discovery is concerning Titanic’s world-leading explorers: The wreck is being engulfed by colonies of bacteria that consume hundreds of kilograms of iron a day, posing a serious risk to the site, with some experts predicting that it will disappear in less than 20 years.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau
8:40pm, NITV

PG
USA, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sam George
What’s it about?
Director Sam George chronicles the remarkable life and times of the late Eddie Aikau, the legendary Hawaiian big wave surfer, pioneering lifeguard and ultimately doomed crew member of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokulea.

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