Guide to TV movies: April 11 to 17 | Cinema News

THIS WEEK’S SBS WORLD MOVIE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Audio description (AD) available for Buwarrala Aryah, Rodman: For better or for worse, Wilderpeople Hunt, The young Victoria, The concert is over, The Life and Death of Sonny Liston and Get the gringo
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Rodman: For better or for worse, sweet county, children of men, Wilderpeople Hunt, The young Victoria, blue jasmine, The concert is over and Get the gringo

TUESDAY APRIL 12

My life as I live it
1:00 p.m., NTV

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Australia, 1993
Genre: Documentary
Tongue: English
Director: Essie Coffey
What is it about?
After the 1978 landmark My Survival as a Native, Essie Coffey returns to her home in Dodge City where she and the A-Team are running for county office. Between 1993 and 1978, the film presents the fascinating contrasts of a society in transition.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 13

Buwarrala Aryah
12:20 p.m. SBS VICELAND

FURIOUS
Australia, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Tongue: English Garrwa
Director: Gadrian Jarwijalmar Hoosan
What is it about?
Buwarrala-Journey is a traditional walk for the Karrwa, Yanyuwa, Mara and Kurdanji peoples of the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia. Traversing light brush dotted with anthills, alongside billabongs and water lilies, across a vast dry plain blackened by fires, a group of children, youth and elders embrace their cultural heritage.

Rodman: For better or for worse
9:25 p.m. SBS

M, AD, CC
United States, 2019
Genre: Documentary, TV movie
Tongue: English Spanish
Director: Todd Kapostasy
With: Dennis Rodman, Michael Jordan, David Robinson, Bill Laimbeer, Isiah Thomas
What is it about?
While Rodman is undoubtedly one of the greatest talents in NBA history, he is equally famous for his exploits off the court. This feature-length documentary (from ESPN’s “30 For 30” series) explores why he became the character he is known today.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

sweet country
9:30 p.m. SBS VICELAND

MA15+, DC
Australia, 2017
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Tongue: English
Director: Warwick Thornton
With : Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Thomas M. Wright, Ewen Leslie
What is it about?
The year is 1929 in the vast desert lands of the Eastern Arrernte Nation which are now known as the Central Australian Outback. Middle-aged Native American Sam Kelly (Morris) works the land for a kind white preacher, Fred Smith (Neill). After a bad-tempered bully (Leslie) comes to town and Kelly kills him in self-defense, he and his wife go on the run as a group gathers to hunt him down. Warwick Thornton’s acclaimed sequel to the 2009 story Samson and Delilah.

crawling
11:40 p.m. SBS VICELAND

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South Korea, 2018
Genre: Action, Horror, Drama, Fantasy
Tongue: Korean
Director: Kim Sung-hoon
With : Hyun Bin, Jang Dong-gun, Jo Woo-jin, Jeong Man-sik, Lee Sun-bin
What is it about?
Ancient Korea, 17th century. As the paranoid king Lee Jo of Joseon (Kim Eui-sung), vassal of the Qing dynasty, feels surrounded by conspirators and rebels, a dark evil emerges from the bowels of a merchant ship and the exiled prince Lee Cheung (Hyun Bin) returns to the royal court, unaware that he will have to lead the few capable of defeating the ambitious humans and bloodthirsty monsters that threaten to destroy the kingdom.

THURSDAY APRIL 14

children of men
9:25 p.m., NITV (rebroadcast Saturday, April 16, 10:40 p.m.)

MA15+, DC
UK, 2006
Genre: Science fiction, Thriller
Tongue: English
Director: Alphonse Cuaron
With : Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine, Danny Huston
What is it about?
This science fiction epic by Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity, Rome) imagines a future world that has fallen into anarchy as a result of an infertility fault in the population that has brought humanity face to face with the likelihood of its own extinction. Set in a violence-torn London, the film follows an unlikely champion of Earth survival: Theo (Owen), a disillusioned ex-activist turned bureaucrat, who is forced to confront his own demons and protect the last hope of the planet for a future generation.

NOTE: No catch up at SBS On DemanD

FRIDAY APRIL 15

Wilderpeople Hunt
7:30 p.m., NITV (rebroadcast Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.)

LW, AD, CC
New Zealand, 2016
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
Tongue: English
Director: Taika Waititi
With : Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata
What is it about?
Written and directed by Taika Waititi (Boy, JoJo Rabbit), the film follows Ricky (Dennison), a defiant city boy who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous adoptive uncle (Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush. A nationwide manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive in this hilarious and heartfelt adventure.

SATURDAY APRIL 16

Ella Fitzgerald: The Best of BBC Vaults
8:30 p.m., NTV

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United Kingdom, 2010
Genre: Music
Tongue: English
What is it about?
BBC archivists have recently unearthed a veritable treasure trove of Ella Fitzgerald broadcasts recorded by the BBC. With two shows from 1965 and a live performance at Ronnie Scott’s from 1974; it’s the timeless Ella Fitzgerald.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

The young Victoria
12:30 a.m. SBS

LW, AD, CC
UK, 2009
Genre: Drama
Tongue: English
Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
With : Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Mark Strong, Paul Bettany, Jim Broadbent, Miranda Richardson
What is it about?
Director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club, Wild, MAD) takes the helm for this look at the turbulent early years of Queen Victoria (Blunt), who was crowned at the age of 18, and whose unhappy marriage to Prince Albert would later thrust her into a life of dismal isolation.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

blue jasmine
2:25 a.m. SBS

M, CC
United States, 2013
Genre: Drama
Tongue: English
Director: Woody Allen
With : Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Bobby Cannavale, Alec Baldwin, Andrew Dice Clay
What is it about?
After her marriage to a wealthy businessman collapses, New York socialite Jasmine (Blanchett, in an Oscar-winning performance) flees to San Francisco and the modest apartment of her sister, Ginger (Hawkins) . Despite being in a fragile emotional state and lacking in professional skills, Jasmine still manages to express her disapproval of Ginger’s boyfriend, Chili. Jasmine reluctantly accepts a job at a dentist’s office, while Ginger begins dating a man from Chile.

SUNDAY APRIL 17

The concert is over
8:30 p.m. SBS VICELAND

M, AD, CC
Canada, France, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Tongue: English
Director: Shannon Walsh
What is it about?
The gig economy is worth over $5 trillion worldwide and growing. And yet, the stories of the workers behind this technological revolution have been largely overlooked. Who are the members of this shadow workforce? Lured by the promise of flexible working hours, independence, and control over time and money, workers around the world have discovered a very different reality. Through a global cast of captivating characters, it reveals how the magic of the technology being sold to us may not be magic at all.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story
8:35 p.m., NTV

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United States, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Tongue: English
Director: Jon Strong
What is it about?
In 1955, when racial segregation defined the South, two groups of twelve-year-old boys walked onto a baseball diamond in a nonviolent act of cultural defiance that would change the course of history.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

The Life and Death of Sonny Liston
10:15 p.m., NTV

FURIOUS
United Kingdom, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Tongue: English
Director: simon george
With : Sven Ruygrok, D. David Morin
What is it about?
Overcoming the seemingly insurmountable odds life threw at him, Liston became world heavyweight champion when he knocked out Floyd Patterson in 1962. Eight years later he died but friends questioned the cause of his death. dead.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Get the gringo
1:10 am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD, CC
United States, 2012
Genre: Drama, Action
Tongue: English Spanish
Director: Adrien Grünberg
With : Peter Stormare, Kevin Hernandez, Dean Norris, Mel Gibson
What is it about?
Driver (Gibson) is a career criminal who, during a high-speed car chase with the U.S. Border Patrol with a bleeding body in his back seat, crashes into the border wall as he tries to get away. escape. He survives, only to be arrested by Mexican authorities and placed in a harsh prison where he enters the strange and dangerous world of “El Pueblito”. There, he finds unlikely survival advice from a 9-year-old who shows him the ropes.

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