TV Movie Guide: 28 September – 4 October


THIS WEEK’S SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Audio Description (AD) available for Monty Python: The Meaning of Live, Coherence and O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Monty Python: The Meaning of Live, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Titanic’s Lost Evidence, I Am MLK Jr. and Jackie Chan: Building an Icon

WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

Manganinnie
8:35pm, NITV (repeats Thursday 29 September, 11:00am)

PG
Australia, 1980
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English
Director: John Honey
Starring: Mawuyul Yanthalawuy, Anna Ralph, Phillip Hinton
What’s it about?
Through lyrical images, Manganinnie (Yanthalawuy) journeys across mountains towards the coast with Joanna (Ralph), a white girl, in search of Manganinnie’s vanished tribe. The poignancy of this film derives from the Aboriginal woman’s gradual realisation that her people and the tribal way of life are forever gone. It is the story of the Black Drive of 1830 and the genocide of Tasmania’s Aboriginal people.

Monty Python: The Meaning of Live
9:40pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD, CC
UK, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Roger Graef, James Rogan
Featuring: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Carol Cleveland
What’s it about?
This observational documentary reveals the humour, chaos and passion that went into bringing the Flying Circus to the stage, while offering unique insights into each of the stars. Alongside the rehearsals, the story of Monty Python Live emerges as the journey to The O2 arena also takes place through four decades of Python history.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Coherence
11:30pm, SBS VICELAND

PG, AD
USA, 2013
Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery
Language: English
Director: James Ward Byrkit
Starring: Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon, Lorene Scafaria
What’s it about?
Four couples gather for dinner the night a mysterious and powerful comet passes overhead. As unexplained events begin to bend reality in frightening ways, the couples realise that visitors from a strange house down the road may be trying to prevent them from surviving the night. As the night unfolds, people experience terrifying revelations about themselves, forcing each one to question their own reality.

 

THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

Tudawali
9:25pm, NITV

M
Australia, 1988
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Steve Jodrell
Starring: Ernie Dingo, Jedda Cole, Peter Fisher
What’s it about?
Ernie Dingo delivers an outstanding portrayal of actor and Indigenous activist Robert Tudawali, the first Aboriginal film star, whose lead role in Jedda is iconic in Australian cinema. This film traces the life of Tudawali. 

 

FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

Yogi Bear
7:30pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 1 October, 10:00am)

G
USA, 2010
Genre: Animation/3D, Family
Language: English
Director: Eric Brevig
Voice Cast: Tom Cavanagh, Anna Faris, Justin Timberlake, Dan Aykroyd
What’s it about?
Jellystone Park has been losing business, so greedy Mayor Brown decides to shut it down and sell the land. That means families will no longer be able to experience the natural beauty of the outdoors – and, even worse, Yogi and Boo Boo will be tossed out of the only home they’ve ever known. Faced with his biggest challenge ever, Yogi must prove that he really is “smarter than the average bear.”

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Ella Fitzgerald: Best of the BBC Vaults
9:10pm, NITV

G
UK, 2010
Genre: Music
Language: English
What’s it about?
BBC archivists recently unearthed a veritable treasure trove of Ella Fitzgerald shows recorded by the BBC. Featuring two shows from 1965, and a performance live at Ronnie Scott’s from 1974; this is the timeless Ella Fitzgerald.

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SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER

Friday the 13th
8:45pm, NITV

MA15+
USA, 1980
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Richard Cunningham
Starring: Betsey Palmer, Kevin Bacon, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby
What’s it about?
When a summer camp at idyllic Crystal Lake reopens 25 years after the tragic drowning of a young boy named Jason, the woods fill with the happy squeals of young campers and the furtive couplings of frisky counsellors. But when a violent rainstorm isolates the lake, one-by-one the counsellors are horribly murdered. Could it be Jason, out for revenge?

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Farming
10:25pm, NITV

MA15+
UK, 2018
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Starring: Damson Idris, Kate Beckinsale, John Dagleish, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
What’s it about?
Based on writer-director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s own experiences, this feature tells the story of a young Nigerian boy (first played by Zephan Amissah and then Damson Idris as a teenager) sent to be raised by a white British family in the hopes of securing a better future, instead becoming the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.

Crusaders: Ex Jehovah’s Witnesses Speak Out
10:30am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Aaron Kaufman
What’s it about?
Whistleblowers leak stolen documents in a crusade to expose allegations of abuse and mind control within the global religious organisation, the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

I Am MLK Jr.
11:05pm, SBS

M, CC
USA, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: John Barbisan, Michael Hamilton
Featuring: Martin Luther King Jr., Al Sharpton, Carmelo Anthony, Nick Cannon
What’s it about?
This feature documentary deeply explores Dr. King, his experience, his legacy and the Movement at large through key events – The Montgomery Bus Boycott, The Birmingham Campaign, March on Washington, the Selma Movement and Assassination and Legacy.

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SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER

Servant or Slave
7:40pm, NITV

M
Australia, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Steven McGregor
What’s it about?
An emotional and confronting insight into the history and legacy of the domestic servitude enforced upon Aboriginal girls in Australia, told through the stories of five women and shot with admirable craft and humanity by documentarian Steven McGregor (Croker Island Exodus).

Titanic’s Lost Evidence
8:30pm, SBS

PG, CC
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Host: Laurence Fishburne
What’s it about?
A dust-covered box hidden in a British manor house for 108 years contains the personal notes of Lord Mersey, the respected British jurist and politician charged with investigating the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
9:40pm, NITV

M, AD, CC
USA, 2000
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Action
Language: English
Director: Joel Coen
Starring: George Clooney, John Turturro, Holly Hunter, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman
What’s it about?
Based loosely on Homer’s Odyssey this Coen brothers gem follows the misadventures of escaped con Ulysses Everett McGill (Clooney) and his none-too-bright sidekicks Pete (Turturro) and Delmar (Nelson). The trio tries to make its way back to Ulysses’ Penelope (Hunter) before she can marry again. This hit comedy from the Coen Brothers (FargoNo Country For Old Men) was nominated for two 2001 Academy Awards (Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.)

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Jackie Chan: Building an Icon
10:00pm, NITV

M, CC
Australia, France, Poland, 2021
Genre: Documentary, TV Movie, History
Language: English, French
Director: Antoine Coursat
Featuring: Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Sylvester Stallone, Chris Tucker, Owen Wilson, Will Smith
What’s it about?
After starring in almost 200 films, Chan has reconciled fans of genre film and Hollywood blockbusters, whilst bridging the gap between Asian and Western cinema. Through film excerpts, archive footage and images, and an offbeat approach inspired by the visual codes of the golden age of kung fu films, this documentary takes a look back at the creation of a popular hero who has come to be an icon for China, and the entire Asian continent.

School of Seduction
11:15pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Russia, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Language: Russian
Director: Alina Rudnitskaya
What’s it about?
Three Russian women in their 30s who all seek the same: security, a higher social status and eternal happiness. Not an easy wish to fulfil in today’s Russia, where the patriarchy dominates. So our heroines take matters into their own hands and join a course in the art of seducing a man – preferably a rich one. Seven years of recordings paint a sometimes tragicomic picture of gender roles and femininity in Putin’s Russia.

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MONDAY 3 OCTOBER

The Lake of Scars
9:30pm, NITV (repeats Tuesday 4 October, 12:00pm)

PG
Australia, 2022
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Bill Code
Featuring: Jack Charles, Paul Haw, Jida Gulpilil, Cathie Haw, Gary Murray, Ngarra Murray
What’s it about?
In a corner of regional Victoria exists a place of astounding natural beauty, archaeological significance and age-old culture. But the Indigenous scarred trees and artefacts found here are at risk. With the blessing of the local Dja Dja Wurrung People, white horticulturist Paul Haw has made it his mission to care for Lake Boort and its surrounds.

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TUESDAY 4 OCTOBER

Ranger to Ranger
10:55pm, NITV

PG
Australia, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Rhys Graham
What’s it about?
Follow the epic journey of nine Indigenous Australian Rangers, along with acclaimed Indigenous musician Dan Sultan, as they travel to Kenya, Africa, to share knowledge, culture and music with a tribe of Maasai Community Rangers. Through the lens of award-winning filmmaker Rhys Graham, this film tells the often-untold story of the sacrifices and strength that bind together the international Ranger family.

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