TV Movie Guide Highlights: 23 – 29 November | Movie News

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FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:

 

Closed Captions (CC) available for Destroyer, Her Smell and Final Portrait
Audio Description (AD) available for Destroyer and Annie Hall

 

MONDAY 23 NOVEMBER

The Work
1:00pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 28 November, 8:35pm)

PG
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous
What’s it about?
Set entirely inside Folsom Prison, this acclaimed fly-on-the-wall documentary follows three men during four days of intensive group therapy with convicts, revealing an intimate and powerful portrait of authentic human transformation that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.

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TUESDAY 24 NOVEMBER

The Editor
12:35am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Canada, 2015
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy
Starring: Adam Brooks, Udo Kier, Paz de la Huerta, Conor Sweeney
What’s it about?
Rey Ciso (Brooks) was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he’s had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he’s been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. 

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WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER

Her Smell
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M, CC
USA, 2018
Genre: Drama, Music
Language: English
Director: Alex Ross Perry
Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens, Amber Heard, Agyness Deyn
What’s it about?
A self-destructive punk rocker (Moss) struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success. From writer-director Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up PhillipQueen of Earth).

Faces of Harassment
8:30pm, NITV

MA15+
Brazil, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: Portuguese, International
Director: Paula Sacchetta
What’s it about?
On Women’s Week, a studio-van was parked in locations across rich and poor areas of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The studio-van was made available to any woman who felt like sharing her story. The film, which is part of a transmedia project, is comprised of a significant number of testimonies, and reflects upon an important part of the filming process: how did these women feel when they were telling their stories?

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Pariah
10:55pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Dee Rees
Starring: Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Aasha Davis, Kim Wayans
What’s it about?
A Brooklyn teenager (Oduye) juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. The acclaimed directorial debut of Dee Rees, director of 2016’s Mudbound.

Final Portrait
11:50pm, SBS

M, CC
UK, 2017
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Biography
Language: English, French, Italian
Director: Stanley Tucci
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clemence Poesy, Tony Shalhoub, Sylvie Testud
What’s it about?
In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord (Hammer) is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti (Rush), to sit for a portrait. The process, Giacometti assures Lord, will take only a few days. Flattered and intrigued, Lord agrees. So begins a touching story of friendship and a uniquely revealing insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and, at times, downright chaos of the artistic process.

The Last Days of Disco
12:30am, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1998
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Whit Stilman
Starring: Chloë Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale, Matt Ross, Jennifer Beals, Chris Eigeman
What’s it about?
Charlotte (Beckinsale) and Alice (Sevigny) are friends and roommates who must deal with the changing dynamics of their social group at the end of the disco era. From Whit Stilman, writer-director of Love & Friendship and Metropolitan.

NOTE: No Catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

THURSDAY 26 NOVEMBER

Twelve Canoes
12:20pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 2009
Genre: Drama, Omnibus Film
Language: English
Director: Rolf de Heer, Molly Reynolds
What’s it about?
A series of short films that paint a compelling portrait of the people, history, culture and place of the Yolngu people whose homeland is the Arafura Swamp of north-central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

Once Were Warriors
9:30pm, NITV

MA15+
New Zealand, 1994
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Maori
Director: Lee Tamahori
Starring: Temuera Morrison, Rena Owen, Cliff Curtis
What’s it about?
A family descended from Maori warriors is bedevilled by a violent father (Morrison) and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts. This 1994 drama opened the eyes of audiences world-wide to the reality of life for a small section of New Zealand, broke domestic box office records, and was followed by the 1999 sequel What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?.

 

FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER

The Panther Within
11:00am, NITV

G
Australia, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Allan Collins, Edoardo Crismani
What’s it about?
A family’s quest to unravel the mystery of Joe Murray, an Aboriginal boxer and vaudevillian known as, ‘The Black Panther’.

Sunny and the Dark Horse
12:00pm, 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.

Mosley
8:00pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 28 November, 10:00am)

PG
China, New Zealand, 2019
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Kirby Atkins
Starring: Lucy Lawless, John Rhys-Davies, Temuera Morrison, Rhys Darby, Kirby Atkins
What’s it about?
Tells the story of Mosley, a “thoriphant” who rebels against his life of servitude and embarks on a treacherous journey with his father to find the fabled city of Uprights.

The Claim
12:10am, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2000
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Language: English
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Peter Mullan, Wes Bentley, Sarah Polley, Milla Jovovich, Nastassja Kinski
What’s it about?
Dillon (Mullan) is a pioneer who defied the harsh winter in search of rumoured gold. Having amassed unimaginable riches, he runs a thriving mining town called Kingdom Come. But the blind ambition and greed that drove him to succeed finally catch up to him with the arrival of three strangers. Based on Thomas Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge, and directed by Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, Code 46).

NOTE: No Catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER

Annie Hall
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

PG, AD
USA, 1977
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: English, German
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Shelley Duvall
What’s it about?
This landmark romantic comedy (and Best Picture Oscar winner) stars Woody Allen as a neurotic, New York comedian who falls for a quirky midwestern girl (Keaton) in an on-again, off-again romance.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Destroyer
9:30pm, SBS

MA15+, CC, AD
USA, 2018
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama, Action
Language: English
Director: Karyn Kusama
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Tatiana Maslany, Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell
What’s it about?
Erin Bell (Kidman) is an LAPD detective who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader (Kebbell) of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past. Directed by Karyn Kusama (GirlfightThe Invitation). 

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Do the Right Thing
10:10pm, NITV

MA15+
USA, 1989
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Language: English
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito
What’s it about?
This award-winning and critically acclaimed drama, written and directed by Spike Lee (who earned a 1990 Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay) takes place on the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Everyone’s hate and bigotry smoulders and builds until it explodes into violence.

ORIGINAL MOVIE SHOW REVIEW

Code 46
12:10am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, 2003
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Tim Robbins, Samantha Morton, Togo Igawa, Om Puri, Jeanne Balibar
What’s it about?
In a futuristic world, an insurance investigator (Robbins) embarks on a brief but dangerous affair with a woman (Morton) wanted for holding a fake DNA identity and passport. He overlooks her crime but soon finds out that she stands accused of violating a reproductive code. From director Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party PeopleThe Trip).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER

Invaders from Mars
4:10pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1986
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Tobe Hooper
Starring: Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Bud Cort, Louise Fletcher
What’s it about?
This space-age creature feature from director Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist) is crawling with horrifying hordes of Martians hell-bent on stealing your soul – as well as your planet. Little David Gardner’s starry-eyed dreams turn into an out-of-this-world nightmare when invaders from the red planet land in his backyard and unleash their hostilities on unsuspecting earthlings. 

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn
8:35pm, NITV

M
USA, 2020
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Muta’Ali Muhammad
Starring: Yusuf Hawkin, Joseph Fama, Keith Mondello, Al Sharpton
What’s it about?
The 30-year legacy of the murder of black teenager Yusuf Hawkins by a group of young white men in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, as his family and friends reflect on the tragedy and the subsequent fight for justice that inspired and divided New York City.

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Hard Eight
12:30am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1996
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Philip Baker Hall, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. Reilly, Samuel L. Jackson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Melora Walters
What’s it about?
Veteran gambler, Sydney (Hall), befriends John (Reilly) and proceeds to tutor him in the art of making a living as a gambler. Sydney also takes an interest in Clementine (Paltrow), a cocktail waitress and sex worker. One night, Sydney is called to a dark hotel by John and Clementine who have bound and beaten one of her ‘Johns’ for non-payment of services – Sydney engineers their escape. The directorial debut for Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, Phantom Thread).

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