Guide to TV movies: August 3 – 9 | Cinema News

THIS WEEK’S SBS WORLD MOVIE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Audio description (AD) available for always shine, find creativity, Pacific Lockdown: Sea of ​​Resilience, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women and Maarga Donations
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Out of country, find creativity, The book store, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, Billy Graham and Bruce Lee: Be Water

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3

Rudeboy: The Trojan Records Story
9:25 p.m., NITV (rebroadcast Thursday, August 4, 12:30 p.m.)

M
Jamaica, UK, 2018
Gender: Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Nicholas Jack Davies
With: Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Toots Hibbert, Pauline Black, Don Letts, Dandy Livingstone
What is it about?
Legendary London label Trojan Records played a leading role in the musical conquest of Britain by Jamaican musical styles like ska, reggae and rocksteady. This elegant Trojan documentary is a timely and far-reaching celebration of British Jamaican working-class youth culture.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

The Prince and the Showgirl
9:35 p.m. SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1957
Gender: Comedy, Romance
Language: English
Director: Laurence Olivier
With : Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike, Richard Wattis, Jeremy Spenser
What is it about?
On stage in London’s West End, American backup singer Elsie Marina (Monroe) catches the eye of Charles, Prince Regent of Carpathia (Olivier, who also directed and produced the film). The prince invites the bubbly showgirl to his hotel suite for an intimate dinner, where she successfully parries his less than honorable advances.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

always shine
11:45 p.m. SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD
United States, 2016
Gender: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Sophie Takel
With : Mackenzie Davis, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Lawrence Michael Levine, Jane Adams
What is it about?
During a trip to Big Sur, two friends (Fitzgerald, Davis), both actresses, try to reconnect. Once alone, women’s suppressed jealousies and deep resentments begin to build, causing them to lose their grip not only on the true nature of their relationship, but also on their identity.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

THURSDAY AUGUST 4

Out of country
9:25 p.m., SBS & NITV (rebroadcast Friday, August 5, 12 p.m.)

PG, CC
Australia, 2021
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Rhian Skirving, John Harvey
What is it about?
Each year, approximately 3000 Indigenous students receive scholarships to attend some of Australia’s most prestigious boarding schools. It is a huge opportunity, setting many young people on the path to a bright future, but it also means leaving their homes and communities behind. During a year, Out of country follows several of these students, who, despite coming from distinct nations and having very different circumstances, each share a commitment to making themselves and their families proud – no matter the difficulties.

FRIDAY AUGUST 5

find creativity
10:00 a.m. SBS

LW, AD, CC
United States, 2020
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Roger Ungers
What is it about?
An exploration of the creative process of different artists across multiple disciplines, including a chef, singer-songwriter and entrepreneur.

yoga bear
7:30 p.m., NITV (rebroadcast Saturday August 6, 10 a.m.)

g
United States, 2010
Gender: Animation/3D, Family
Language: English
Director: Eric Brevig
Voice cast: Tom Cavanagh, Anna Faris, Justin Timberlake, Dan Aykroyd
What is it about?
Jellystone Park has lost business, so greedy Mayor Brown decides to shut it down and sell the land. This means that families will no longer be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the outdoors – and, even worse, Yogi and Boo Boo will be kicked out of the only home they’ve ever known. Facing his biggest challenge ever, Yogi must prove that he really is “smarter than the average bear”.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Until the G-Cup: in the lingerie shop
10:05 p.m. SBS VICELAND

M
Netherlands, 2022
Gender: Documentary
Language: Arab
Director: Jacqueline van Vugt
What is it about?
The first lingerie store in northern Iraq not only sells underwear, but also serves as a meeting place where women connect with their bodies and their sensuality after overcoming the traumas of oppression, war and conservative morality. With brave honesty, a group of Kurdish and Yazidi women speak candidly, revealing the challenges they face in a male-dominated society.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Pacific Lockdown: Sea of ​​Resilience
10:10 p.m., NTV

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

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Dark Folders
1h40, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States, 2017
Gender: Documentary, Drama
Language: English
Director: Brad Bernstein
What is it about?
An investigative docu-drama chronicling former CIA agent Barry Eisler, award-winning journalist Steve Volk, and documentarian Christopher Garetano’s exploration of the mythologies, conspiracies, and accusations that surround Camp Hero, an abandoned military base in Montauk, Long Island.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 6

VICE Special Report: A House Divided
12:30 p.m. SBS VICELAND

M
United States, 2016
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Shane Smith
With: Shane Smith, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Nancy Pelosi
What is it about?
Former President Obama began his presidency with promises of “hope rather than fear, unity of purpose rather than conflict and discord.” Despite many successes, the unity he had promised eluded him. Partisanship is worse than ever and the vicious tone set by the 2016 election looked set to continue.

The book store
11:20 p.m. SBS

PG, CC
United Kingdom, 2017
Gender: Drama
Language: English
Director: Isabelle Coixet
With : Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson, Hunter Tremayne, Julie Christie
What is it about?
In 1959, Florence Green (Mortimer), a free-spirited widow, leaves grief behind and risks everything to open a bookshop – the first of its kind in the quiet seaside town of Hardborough, England. By exposing stubborn townspeople to literature, she brings about a cultural awakening in a city that hasn’t changed in centuries. Based on the novel of the same name by Penelope Fitzgerald. Directed by Isabelle Coixet (Elegy, my life without me).

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
1h20, SBS

MA15+, AD, CC
United States, 2017
Gender: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Angela Robinson
With : Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton, JJ Feild, Oliver Platt
What is it about?
Explores the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston (Evans), the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941; the character having its origins in a polyamorous relationship between Marston, his wife (Hall) and his young teaching assistant (Heathcote).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

SUNDAY AUGUST 7

Tomb Mysteries: Titanic
7:30 p.m. SBS

M
United States, 2022
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
Producer: David Wallach
What is it about?
It’s one of the world’s most epic disasters: the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912. Although the voyage only lasted five days, our collective obsession with the ill-fated ocean liner shows no signs of letting up. Now, 110 years after the tragic voyage, we descend below decks to understand how an unsinkable ship was lost with 1,500 souls. With interviews with the descendants of the passengers, this film seeks to decipher the last secrets of the ship still lying at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Selena
9:20 p.m. SBS VICELAND

PG
United States, 1997
Gender: Music, Theatre, History
Language: Spanish English
Director: Gregory Nava
With : Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Constance Marie, Jon Seda, Lupe Ontiveros
What is it about?
In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla (Lopez) was born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham (Olmos), realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins to perform with her in small venues. She finds success and falls in love with her guitarist, Chris Perez (Seda), who attracts the wrath of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an album in English which she will unfortunately never complete.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Billy Graham
10:00 p.m. SBS

PG, CC
United States, 2021
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sarah Colt
What is it about?
Explores the life of one of the most well-known and influential religious leaders of the 20th century. An international celebrity at 30, he built a media empire, preached to millions around the world and had the ear of tycoons, presidents and royalty.

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The stars will do
10:40 p.m. SBS VICELAND

PG
Tahiti, 2022
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Eliane Koller
What is it about?
Three young people from French Polynesia who identify as mahu or rae-rae share the stories of their gender identity in their own words and images, exploring the highs and lows of their daily lives and the prejudices they face.

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Bruce Lee: Be Water
00:00, SBS

M, CC
UK, USA, 2020
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Bao Nguyen
What is it about?
In 1971, after being rejected by Hollywood, Bruce Lee returned to Hong Kong, his parents’ homeland, to complete four iconic films. Tracing his struggles between two worlds, this portrait explores issues of identity and representation through the use of rare archival footage, interviews with loved ones, and Bruce’s own writings.

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MONDAY AUGUST 8

Maarga Donations
11:10 p.m., NTV

MAD
Australia, 2019
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
What is it about?
In the Pilbara, Ngaarda families have lived off their ngurra for over 50,000 years, practicing culture and law. The elders fear that the younger generation will lose their connection to the country.

TUESDAY AUGUST 9

The Kamilaroi
12:40 p.m., NTV

PG
Australia, 2022
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
What is it about?
This short documentary offers an exclusive look at elements of Kamilaroi culture and stories, as told by local members of the Kamilaroi Nation.

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