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THIS WEEK’S SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Audio Description (AD) available for Day of the DeadMy Survival as an Aboriginal, Pacific Lockdown: Sea Of Resilience, Gifts Of The Maarga, The Big Short, Cape Fear, Twelve Monkeys, Chaplin, Mental As Everything and Australia Uncovered: Osher Gunsberg
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Blind Love, The Big Short, Cape Fear, Twelve Monkeys, Mental As Everything, Australia Uncovered: Osher Gunsberg and Easter Island: The Truth Revealed

 

WEDNESDAY 5 OCTOBER

My Life As I Live It
12:30pm, NITV

G
Australia, 1993
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Essie Coffey
What’s it about?
Following 1978’s landmark My Survival As An Aboriginal, Essie Coffey returns to her home in Dodge City where she and the A-Team are running in the shire elections. Inter-cutting between 1993 and 1978, the film presents the fascinating contrasts of a society in transition.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

I Am Bruce Lee
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Canada, USA, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Language: French, English
Director: Pete McCormack
What’s it about?
Tells the amazing story of one of the most iconic human beings ever to enter the public consciousness. Bruce Lee’s often revolutionary and sometimes controversial thinking on a multitude of planes has become a source of inspiration and debate for a generation of philosophers, actors, filmmakers, and athletes alike. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Homeland Story
9:35pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Yolngu Matha
Director: Glenda Hambly
What’s it about?
Homeland Story is an intimate portrait of Donydji (pronounced doy-n-ji), a small Aboriginal community in North East Arnhem Land, about 800 kms east of Darwin, in the far north of Australia. The film charts the Donydji community’s transition from traditional life to the digital age, from the 1960s to the present day.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Day of the Dead
10:15pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD
USA, 1985
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: George A. Romero
Starring: Lori Cardille, Anthony Dileo Jr., Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy
What’s it about?
Trapped in a missile silo, a small team of scientists, civilians, and trigger-happy soldiers battle desperately to ensure the survival of the human race. However, the tension inside the base is reaching a breaking point, and the zombies are gathering outside. The third instalment in director George A. Romero’s original ‘Dead’ trilogy, following 1968’s Night of the Living Dead and 1978’s Dawn of the Dead.

My Survival as an Aboriginal
11:05pm, NITV (repeats Thursday 6 October, 1:05pm)

M, AD
Australia, 1979
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Essie Coffey
What’s it about?
Essie Coffey, a Murrawarri woman and black activist, shows the conflicts of living as an Aboriginal under white domination. The first Australian film directed by an Indigenous woman.

 

THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER

Pacific Lockdown: Sea Of Resilience
11:00am, NITV

PG, AD
Australia, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ben Bohane
What’s it about?
The Pacific’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been one of self-reliance and resilience: turning to its communities and churches, its lands and seas.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Dark Age
9:25pm, NITV

MA15+
Australia, 1987
Genre: Horror, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Arch Nicholson
Starring: Burnham Burnham, David Gulpilil, John Jarratt, Nikki Coghill, Max Phipps
What’s it about?
A pair of rangers help Steve (Jarratt) search for a giant killer crocodile. Their mission? To try and safely relocate the sacred croc to a wildlife sanctuary before a bunch of bloodthirsty redneck poachers find it first.

Etthén Heldeli: Caribou Eaters
11:05pm, NITV

G
Canada, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ian Toews
What’s it about?
Etthén Heldeli: Caribou Eaters travels with Déné First Nations people in Canada’s north, as they search for the species so vital to every aspect of their lives – the barren-ground caribou. The documentary is a celebration of their rich ancient culture, and a visual document lamenting their traditions that could vanish, if the caribou disappear.

 

FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER

Shorts
7:30pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 8 October, 10:00am)

PG
USA, 2009
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Jimmy Bennett, Jake Short, Kat Dennings, Trevor Gagnon, Devon Gearhart
What’s it about?
A young boy’s (Bennett) discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it. Directed by Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids, Sin City).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Blind Love
9:55pm, SBS VICELAND

PG, CC
USA, 2020
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Patricia Zagarella
What’s it about?
Follows four single, blind millennials in their quest for love. With assistance from their eager circle of family and friends, these young men and women hope to find The One. Hailing from Florida, Maryland, New York, and Texas, with interests ranging from poker playing to ballroom dancing, these singles bring fresh perspectives on contemporary dating. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER

Gifts Of The Maarga
12:30pm, NITV

M, AD
Australia, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
What’s it about?
In the Pilbara, Ngaarda families have lived on their ngurra for over 50,000 years, practising culture and law. Elders are concerned that the younger generation is losing their connection to country.

Cape Fear
8:30pm, NITV

M, AD, CC
USA, 1991
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Language: English
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis, Illeana Douglas
What’s it about?
Scorsese re-teams with De Niro for another collaboration in this terrifying remake of the 1962 classic of the same name, in which a defence attorney (Nolte) and his family are targeted for elimination by the deadly ex-con he failed to get off the hook. Nominated for two Academy Awards (De Niro for Best Actor, and Juliette Lewis for Best Supporting Actress) and featuring cameos from the original film’s stars, Robert Mitchum & Gregory Peck.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

The Big Short
11:20pm, SBS

M, AD, CC
USA, 2015
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Adam McKay
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Brad Pitt
What’s it about?
Based on the non-fiction book by Michael Lewis (‘The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game’), The Big Short tells the story of bond and real estate derivative geeks who saw the housing crash of 2008 coming and bet against the collateralised debt obligation bubble, thus striking it rich. Winner of the 2016 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Twelve Monkeys
1:40am, SBS

M, AD, CC
USA, 1995
Genre: Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Jon Seda, Vernon Campbell
What’s it about?
Bruce Willis stars as a prison inmate from the future who is sent back in time to stop a deadly virus from decimating the world’s population. Also starring Brad Pitt in an Academy Award-nominated performance as a patient in a psychiatric hospital, this modern sci-fi classic was directed by Terry Gilliam (BrazilThe Fisher King) and is a loose remake of Chris Marker’s landmark 1962 short film La Jetée.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

ORIGINAL MOVIE SHOW REVIEW

 

SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER

Mad Bastards
9:20pm, NITV

MA15+
Australia, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Brendan Fletcher
Starring: Dean Daley-Jones, Greg Tait, Lucas Yeeda, John Watson, Ngaire Pigram
What’s it about?
In the frontier town of Five Rivers, TJ (Daley-Jones) the urban street warrior meets his match in Texas (Tait), a former Mad Bastard turned local cop. He also finds Bullet (Yeeda), his estranged son, and his personal transformation begins. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema – Dramatic competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

 

MONDAY 10 OCTOBER

Chaplin
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M, AD
USA, 1992
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Richard Attenborough
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Moira Kelly, Anthony Hopkins, Marisa Tomei
What’s it about?
An elderly Charlie Chaplin (played by Downey Jr. in an Oscar-nominated role) discusses his autobiography with his editor, recounting his amazing journey from his poverty-stricken childhood to world-wide success after the ingenious invention of the Little Tramp. He also tells of his turbulent personal life and his run-ins with the FBI.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Mental As Everything
2:00pm, SBS

M, AD, CC
Australia, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Damon Smith
What’s it about?
With a diagnosis of both OCD and Bipolar Disorder, and with the help of his anxious friend, Adam, Damon Smith shares with original music, preposterous humor and outlandish animations, the intricate and debilitating nature of what it is like to live and talk about mental illness – in a world where it’s ok to talk about a broken arm but not ok to talk about a broken mind.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Neighbors
10:05pm, NITV

M
Croatia, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: Croatian
Director: Tomislav Zaja
What’s it about?
An observational documentary about people with mental illness who leave their institution after decades spent in isolation; once they get out, they try to put their shattered lives back together.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

I Am Sam Kinison
12:20am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Adrian Buitenhuis
What’s it about?
This feature-length documentary explores the life and legacy of shock comic Sam Kinison, a former Pentecostal preacher turned stand-up comic who repurposed his pulpit-honed chops to the brazen rock ’n’ roll world of MTV-era comedy. Following a steep trajectory from obscurity to fame, excess, despair and near-redemption, Sam meets a sudden and early death when struck by a drunk driver in 1992.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Australia Uncovered: Osher Gunsberg
9:25pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD, CC
Australia, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jodi Boylan
What’s it about?
Australia is often thought of as ‘the lucky country’. So why is it that eight people a day die from suicide? The situation is nothing short of a national crisis. Yet the experts agree that there are ways we can be better dealing with the issues. Through the prism of Osher Gunsberg’s own mental health experience, he’ll investigate why suicide rates remain high in Australia, and feature what is being done to mitigate the problem.

 

TUESDAY 11 OCTOBER

College Sports Inc.
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
What’s it about?
Former College, Pro, and Olympic athlete Jeremy Bloom investigates the NCAA – the billion-dollar industry facing a seismic rules shift allowing athletes to make endorsement money. In this definitive documentary, Bloom investigates how the NCAA got to where it is, the people it has affected, how it continues to oppress its athletes under the false narrative of the ‘amateurism’ of college sports, and what the future may hold.

Easter Island: The Truth Revealed
2:00pm, SBS

PG, CC
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary, Mystery
Language: English, Spanish, French
Director: Thibaud Marchand
What’s it about?
Easter Island is lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but it has stirred up quite a commotion. It’s home to one of the most precious treasures of humanity: the famous stone statues called ‘moai’. Who were the Rapa Nui people who created such a masterpiece? Where did these men and women come from? How did they disappear? 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

SuperFly
12:50am, NITV

MA15+
USA, 2018
Genre: Action, Crime
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Director X.
Starring: Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lex Scott Davis
What’s it about?
Career criminal Youngblood Priest (Jackson) wants out of the Atlanta drug scene, but as he ramps up sales, one little slip up threatens to bring the whole operation down before he can make his exit. A reimagining of the 1972 blaxploitation classic – the film that helped define a genre in its characters, look, sound, and feel – from Director X, director of legendary music videos by Drake, Rihanna and more.

 

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