TV Film Information: 12 – 18 April

Movies Review


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

  • Closed Captions (CC) accessible for Vote Sure For Aborigines, The Intervention, Buena Vista Social Membership, Love and Different Medication, Babel, Predestination
  • Audio Description (CC) accessible for The Intervention and Love and Different Medication

 

MONDAY 12 APRIL

Marn Grook
1:00pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 1996
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Steven McGregor
What’s it about?
Explores the historical past, achievements and struggles of Aboriginal sportsmen concerned in our Nationwide sport, ‘Aussie Guidelines’.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Pupil Athlete
12:00pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 17 April, 8:30pm)

PG
USA, 2018
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Trish Dalton, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Starring: LeBron James
What’s it about?
An examination of the advanced guidelines of newbie athletics in America and the way they have an effect on uncompensated athletes and their households.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Vote Sure for Aborigines
9:30pm, NITV (repeats Tuesday 13 April, 11:00am)

G, CC
Australia, 2007
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Frances Peters-Little
What’s it about?
On Nationwide Sorry Day, this program seems again on the 1967 referendum, which resulted within the removing of two sections of the structure which discriminated towards Aboriginal individuals. 

 

WEDNESDAY 14 APRIL

The Intervention
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M, AD, CC
USA, 2016
Style: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Clea DuVall
Starring: Natasha Lyonne, Cobie Smulders, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter, Clea DuVall
What’s it about?
A weekend getaway for 4 {couples} takes a pointy flip when one of many {couples} discovers the complete journey was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage. Written and directed by Clea DuVall, who additionally stars.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Brigsby Bear
10:10pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2017
Style: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Dave McCary
Starring: Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Andy Samberg
What’s it about?
Superfan James (Mooney) is obsessive about the intelligent if quaintly goofy children’ present Brigsby Bear to the purpose of religiosity. A brilliant, delicate younger grownup nonetheless dwelling at residence, he has grown up with this fantasy collection, and this system has grown with him as effectively – getting extra advanced over time. However when the present abruptly ends, James’s life adjustments without end, and he units out to complete the story himself.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Berlin Syndrome
12:20pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Australia, 2017
Style: Thriller, Thriller, Drama
Language: English, German
Director: Cate Shortland
Starring: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Matthias Habich, Emma Bading
What’s it about?
Alone and adrift in Berlin, Australian photographer Clare meets charismatic native Andi, and there may be an immediate attraction between them. However what begins as a passionate romance takes a sinister flip when Clare wakes up one morning to find Andi has locked her in his condominium, and he has no intention of letting her go away, ever. From Cate Shortland, director of SomersaultLore and Marvel’s upcoming Black Widow.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

THURSDAY 15 APRIL

Cry Freedom
8:30pm, NITV

M
USA, 1987
Style: Drama
Language: English
Director: Richard Attenborough
Starring: Kevin Kline, Denzel Washington, Josette Simon, Penelope Wilton
What’s it about?
Based mostly on precise occasions, in regards to the friendship between two males struggling towards apartheid in South Africa within the Seventies. Donald Woods (Kline) is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to comply with the actions of Stephen Biko (Washington, who earned his first Oscar Nomination for Finest Supporting Actor), a brave and outspoken black anti-apartheid activist. Directed by Richard Attenborough (Gandhi, A Bridge Too Far).

SBS On Demand: Interview with Richard Attenborough (The Film Present, Episode 2, 1988)

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

 

FRIDAY 16 APRIL

Message from Mungo
12:00pm, NITV

G
Australia, 2015
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Andrew Pike, Ann McGrath
What’s it about?
Lake Mungo is an historical Pleistocene lake-bed in south-western New South Wales, and is among the world’s richest archaeological websites. This documentary focuses on the interface during the last 40 years between the scientists on one hand, and, on the opposite, the Indigenous communities who establish with the land and with the human stays revealed on the web site.

Jetsons: The Film
7:30pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 17 April, 10:00am)

G
USA, 1990
Style: Animation, Comedy, Household, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Voice Forged: George O’Hanlon, Mel Blanc, Penny Singleton, Tiffany, Patric Zimmerman
What’s it about?
On this feature-length movie model of the basic Hanna-Barbera cartoon collection, George Jetson is pressured to uproot his household when Mr. Spacely promotes him to take cost of a brand new manufacturing unit on a distant planet. 

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Buena Vista Social Membership
11:10pm, SBS

G, CC
Cuba, 1999
Style: Music, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Wim Wenders
That includes: Ry Cooder
What’s it about?
In 1996, Ry Cooder gathered collectively a few of the biggest names within the historical past of Cuban music to collaborate on what turned the most effective promoting album ‘Buena Vista Social Membership’. Impressed by these vibrant characters and their extraordinary music, director Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas) movie follows the musicians from Havana to Amsterdam and at last to Carnegie Corridor in New York. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SATURDAY 17 APRIL

Soundtrack
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Brazil, 2017
Style: Drama
Language: English
Director: Bernardo Dutra, Manitou Felipe
Starring: Selton Mello, Ralph Ineson, Seu Jorge, Thomas Chaanhing, Lukas Loughran
What’s it about?
Cris (Mello), a younger aspiring artist looking for his place on this planet of the humanities, will get permission from the Brazilian authorities to spend a month at a analysis station remoted in the midst of ice. His objective is to execute an exposition that mixes, in an unique means, images and music. Cris will confront his values and ideas with the researchers and discover out the Earth in a means by no means seen earlier than. 

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Love and Different Medication
9:25pm, SBS

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, 2010
Style: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Edward Zwick
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Hank Azaria, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dorothy Silver, Oliver Platt
What’s it about?
Maggie (Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who will not let something, together with a formidable private problem, tie her down. However she meets her match in Jaime Randall (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and almost infallible appeal serve him effectively with the women and within the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical gross sales. Maggie and Jamie’s evolving relationship takes them each unexpectedly, as they discover themselves underneath the affect of the last word drug: love. Based mostly on Jamie Reidy’s memoir.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Infamous
10:05pm, NITV

MA15+
USA, 2009
Style: Music, Drama
Language: English
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Starring: Jamal Woolard, Anthony Mackie, Angela Bassett, Derek Luke, Naturi Naughton
What’s it about?
The true story of the life and dying of Christopher Wallace (Woolard), aka The Infamous B.I.G. In only a few brief years, B.I.G. rose from the streets of Brooklyn to develop into probably the most influential hip hop artists of all time, and his tales had been common and gave a voice to his era. Additionally starring Anthony Mackie as Tupac Shakur and Derek Luke as Sean ‘Puffy’ Coombs (aka P. Diddy).

NOTE: No Catch-up at SBS On Demand

Babel
11:25pm, SBS

MA15+, CC
USA, 2006
Style: Drama
Language: English, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic
Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Starring: Gael García Bernal, Rinko Kikuchi, Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Adriana Barraza
What’s it about?
A rifle shot within the Moroccan desert units in a movement a collection of occasions that may have tragic penalties for the 2 younger Moroccan gunmen, in addition to a married American couple who’re grieving on vacation, a Mexican nanny struggling to make ends meet and a rebellious, deaf Japanese lady. Nominated for seven 2007 Academy Awards together with Finest Image, and winner of 1 for Finest Authentic Rating (Gustavo Santaolalla).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Seven Psychopaths
12:35am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, USA, 2012
Language: English
Director: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Abbie Cornish, Sam Rockwell
What’s it about?
Boozy author Marty (Farrell) is a person looking for a screenplay. He has a catchy title however no story to associate with it. Marty has a few oddball buddies, Hans (Walken) and Billy (Rockwell), who make a dwelling by kidnapping wealthy individuals’s canine, then returning them and gathering the reward, and Marty makes use of the following occasions of a kidnapping-gone-awry as fodder for his screenplay. A usually darkish and acerbic comedy from Martin McDonagh, writer-director of In Bruges and Three Billboards Exterior Ebbing Missouri.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Predestination
1:55am, SBS

MA15+, CC
Australia, 2014
Style: Thriller, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Michael Spierig
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor
What’s it about?
On his last time travelling task, a Temporal Agent (Hawke) should cease The Fizzle Bomber, the one prison that has at all times managed to elude him, from killing 10,000 New Yorkers. While on this mission, he seeks out a brand new recruit by the title of John Doe (Snook).

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SUNDAY 18 APRIL

Totem and Ore

M
Australia, New Zealand, 2019
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: John Mandelberg
What’s it about?
In Australia, Indigenous communities have needed to reside with nuclear weapons testing for the reason that Forties. This documentary explores this historical past, outlining the consequences of radioactive fallout and nuclear waste dumps on these communities, particularly within the context of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Twelve Canoes
10:25pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 2009
Style: Drama, Omnibus Movie
Language: English
Director: Rolf de Heer, Molly Reynolds
What’s it about?
A collection of brief movies that paint a compelling portrait of the individuals, historical past, tradition and place of the Yolngu individuals whose homeland is the Arafura Swamp of north-central Arnhem Land within the Northern Territory.

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