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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK’S SBS WORLD MOVIES:

  • Audio Description (AD) available for The game, Vox Lux, Get Santa Claus, The Face of Love, Adam Goodes – The Last Quarter and The fountain
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Ningla A-Na, The game, Milpirri: Winds of Change, Get Santa Claus, Adam Goodes – The Last Quarter and Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Movies of All Time – Vol. 1: Midnight Madness

WEDNESDAY 13 JULY

Alcatraz: Search for the Truth
12:00 p.m. SBS VICELAND

M
United States, 2015
Genre: documentary
Language: English
Director: Brad Bernstein, David Karabinas, Chip Rives
Why is?
In 1962, John Anglin, Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris broke out of the toughest prison America had ever devised – Alcatraz. Presumed dead, their bodies have never been found. This documentary follows the Anglin brothers’ family as they work with a retired attorney who has been obsessed with the case for decades.

Ningla A-Na
9:25 p.m., NITV (repeat Thursday, July 14, 11:55 a.m. on NITV)

PG, CC
Australia, 1972
Genre: documentary
Language: English
Director: Alessandro Cavadini
Why is?
This groundbreaking 1972 documentary chronicles the events surrounding the establishment of the Aboriginal Embassy tent on the lawn of Parliament House. It includes interviews with black activists, the work of the National Black Theatre, the Aboriginal Legal Service and the Aboriginal Medical Service, and footage of the demonstrations and arrests at the embassy.

The game
10:10 p.m. SBS VICELAND

M, AD, CC
United States, 1997
Genre: thrillers, mysteries
Language: English
Director: David Fincher
With: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Carroll Baker
Why is?
Nicholas Van Orton (Douglas) is a cheerless San Francisco investment banker who receives an unusual birthday present from his estranged younger brother, Conrad (Penn). Nicholas registers the gift with CRS (Consumer Recreation Services), a company that develops elaborate real-world games for each individual participant. Nicholas then falls victim to a series of pranks that quickly become vicious and dangerous. Directed by David Fincher (Se7en, fight club, The social network).

Original 1997 film show review

NOTE: SSB On Demand does not catch up

Milpirri: Winds of Change
11:00 p.m., NITV

PG, CC
Australia, 2014
Genre: documentary
Language: English
Director: Steward Carter
Why is?
It’s early October 2012 and Steve Jampijinpa is leaving Canberra for his outback home of Lajamanu. There he will play a key role in something very important to him: Milipirri, a biannual community festival of dance, arts and ceremonies. But things are changing for Steve and his community. This documentary reveals what goes on behind the scenes of a controversial and groundbreaking Walpiri event.

Vox Lux
12:30 a.m. SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD
United States, 2018
Genre: acting, music
Language: English
Director: Brady Corbet
With: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Raffey Cassidy, Stacy Martin, Jennifer Ehle
Why is?
In 1999, teenage sisters Celeste (Cassidy) and Eleanor (Martin) survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and sing a song about their experience, turning a catastrophe into something lovely and cathartic – while catapulting Celeste to stardom. By 2017, Celeste (now played by Portman) is a mother to a teenage daughter of her own and is struggling to navigate a career riddled with scandal when another act of horrific violence demands her attention. Directed by Brady Corbet (childhood of a leader).

THURSDAY 14 JULY

bank robber
8:30 p.m., NITV (repeat Saturday, July 16, 9:30 p.m.)

MA15+
United States, 1993
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Nick Met
With: Patrick Dempsey, Lisa Bonet, Richter Reinhold, Forest Whitaker, Olivia d’Abo
Why is?
After a bank robbery, a petty criminal (Dempsey) hides from the police in a seedy hotel, where he is forced to bribe various tenants in order to gain protection and silence, which becomes increasingly difficult when greed runs rampant and people are still demanding more lavish bribes from the bank robber to protect and hide him.

Atlantis found
11:50 p.m. SBS VICELAND

G
United States, 2015
Genre: documentary
Language: English
Director: David Lee
Why is?
The adventurer geologist Dr. Martin Pepper wants to prove his theory – that the real Atlantis existed on the Greek island of Santorini and was destroyed in the largest volcanic eruption in human history. To achieve his goal, Pepper will use new scientific evidence gathered through state-of-the-art sonar scans of the seafloor and microscopic analysis of the ancient landscape.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

FRIDAY 15 JULY

Get Santa Claus
7:30 p.m., NITV (repeat Saturday, July 16, 10:00 a.m.)

PG, AD, CC
UK, US, 2014
Genre: comedy, family
Language: English
Director: Christopher Schmidt
With: Jim Broadbent, Rafe Spall, Kit Connor, Warwick Davis, Jodie Whittaker, Stephen Graham
Why is?
A father (Spall) and son (Connor) must team up to save Christmas when they discover Santa Claus (Broadbent) sleeping in their garage after having an accident with his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police .

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

The Face of Love
2:05 am, SBS VICELAND

FURIOUS
United States, 2013
Genre: drama, romance
Language: English
Director: Ari Posin
With: Annette Bening, Ed Harris, and Robin Williams
Why is?
Lonely widow Nikki (Bening) begins a romance with art teacher Tom (Harris), who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband Garret (also played by Harris). She doesn’t tell him of the resemblance, nor does she tell her friends and family, which begins to strain their new relationship.

SATURDAY 16 JULY

Adam Goodes – The Last Quarter
6:00 p.m. SBS VICELAND

PG, AD, CC
Australia, 2019
Genre: documentary
Language: English
Director: Ian darling
Why is?
Re-examines the incidents that marked the last 3 years of Indigenous footballer Adam Goodes’ playing career. Consisting entirely of archive footage, photographs and interviews from television, radio and newspapers, the film reviews the national conversations that took place during this period.

Goode’s documentary is thought-provoking

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Movies of All Time – Vol. 1: Midnight Madness
9:20 p.m. SBS VICELAND

MA15+, CC
United States, 2020
Genre: documentary
Language: English
Director: Danny Wolf
With: Jeff Bridges, Peter Bogdanovich, Pam Grier, Fred Williamson, and John Waters
Why is?
Out of The Rocky Horror Picture Show to The big Lebowski and everything in between, the first volume in the fascinating Deep Dive documentary series begins by celebrating the greatest cult films of all time by discussing the birth of the Midnight Movie and showing the unusual elements those films endure.

SUNDAY 17 JULY

Hitler’s Teen Killers
5:30 p.m. SBS

PG
France, 2020
Genre: History, War, Documentary
Language: French
Director: Julien Johann
With: Ken Starcevic
Why is?
20,000 teenagers who formed the 12th SS Panzer Division were unleashed in France to stop the Allied invasion, leaving terror and destruction in their wake. In this documentary, with its amazingly restored and colorized archives, a few rare survivors have agreed to give their eyewitness accounts 75 years later.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

MONDAY 18 JULY

The new race
2:10 p.m. SBS

PG
Australia, 2022
Genre: documentary
Language: English
Director: Peter Williams
Why is?
Documents the rise of a new type of business – the social entrepreneur. The film captures the journey of three empowered millennials as they create businesses to address social and environmental issues.

TUESDAY 19 JULY

The fountain
12:00 p.m. SBS VICELAND

FURIOUS
United States, 2006
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Darren Aronofsky
With: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis, Stephen McHattie
Why is?
Born of human sacrifice, the legendary tree of life promises eternity to those who drink its sap. It’s the quest for that fabled tree – or more importantly, its bounty that has consumed Tom (Jackman) over the course of 1000 years. Told in a non-linear style, The fountain follows Tom’s soul through three different incarnations, each desperate to save the life of his soulmate Izzi (Weisz) by harnessing the power of the tree. Written and Directed by Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, The wrestler).

NOTE: SBS On Demand does not catch up

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