TV Movie Guide: April 27 – May 3 | Movie news

THIS WEEK’S SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Audio Description (AD) available for Destroyer, Superfly, Race, Is this sexual harassment? and Lady O’Loughlin
  • Closed Caption (CC) available for Destroyer, Superfly, Race, Expedition Bermuda Triangle and The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL

The only one Dick Gregory
21:25, NITV (repeated on Thursday 28 April at 12:00)

M
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Manager: Andre Gaines
With: Dick Gregory, Chris Rock, Harry Belafonte, Kevin Hart, Lena Waithe, Dave Chappelle
What is it about?
This revealing portrait of comedian, activist, pop culture icon and thought leader Dick Gregory documents his many personal inventions over the decades, from celebrities to civil rights heroes and beyond, while hearing from the incredible entertainers who have been inspired by his plan.

Destroyer
21.30, SBS VICELAND

MA15 +, AD, CC
USA, 2018
Genre: Thriller, crime, drama, action
Language: English
Manager: Karyn Kusama
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Tatiana Maslany, Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell
What is it about?
Erin Bell (Kidman) is an LAPD detective who, as a young cop, was placed undercover by a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader (Kebbell) of that gang reappears many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past. Directed by Karyn Kusama (Pigekamp, The invitation).

SuperFly
23.45, SBS VICELAND

MA15 +, AD
USA, 2018
Genre: Action, crime
Language: English, Spanish
Manager: Instructor X.
Cast: Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lex Scott Davis
What is it about?
The career criminal Youngblood Priest (Jackson) wants out of the Atlanta drug scene, but as he increases sales, a small slip-up threatens to bring the entire operation down before he can get out. A remake of the 1972 blaxploitation classic – the film that helped define a genre in its characters, looks, sound and emotion – from Director X, director of legendary music videos by Drake, Rihanna and more.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

THURSDAY, APRIL 28

Race
21:25, NITV (repeated on Friday 29 April at 11.35 / Saturday 30 April at 22.15)

PG, AD, CC
Canada, Germany, 2016
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Language: English
Manager: Stephen Hopkins
Cast: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Carice van Houten, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt
What is it about?
Based on the story of Jesse Owens (James), the black athlete whose quest to become the greatest athlete in history pushes him onto the world stage during the 1936 Olympics, where he faces Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.

Burn mom ***** Burn!
20.30, NITV

M
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Manager: Sacha Jenkins
What is it about?
On April 29, 1992, Los Angeles exploded when four police officers were acquitted after beating Rodney King. But the city had been smoldering for years. This provocative documentary looks at how decades of racial tensions, injustice and a troubled relationship between the LAPD and African American society led to the uprising.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Sick Manors
12:30, SBS VICELAND

MA15 +
United Kingdom, 2012
Genre: Drama, crime
Language: English
Manager: Ben Drew
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Ed Skrein, Lee Allen, Mem Ferda
What is it about?
Welcome to London 2012, home of the Olympic Games. Behind the veil of newly injected prosperity lies a society that is impossible to enter and even harder to escape. This unique crime thriller takes place in the ruthless streets of London and follows six different lives, all struggling to survive the vicious circles that engulf them.

FRIDAY, APRIL 29

Mosley
19:35, NITV (repeated on Saturday, April 30 at 10:00)

PG
China, New Zealand, 2019
Genre: Animation, family, adventure
Language: English
Manager: Kirby Atkins
Voice cast: Lucy Lawless, John Rhys-Davies, Temuera Morrison, Rhys Darby, Kirby Atkins
What is it about?
Mosley and his family of four-legged Thoriphants live a working life on an isolated farm owned by Simon – an angry and malicious farmer. One evening, after plowing all day, Mosley’s discovers a cave with large old drawings on the walls – they are of Thoriphants, resembling Mosley and Rue, except that they stand upright! Is that what the Thoriphant breed used to be? What happened that made them become bent creatures without hands?

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

The abused
12:55, SBS VICELAND

MA15 +
United Kingdom, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Manager: Barbie MacLaurin
What is it about?
Thousands of women across the UK live in fear of their partner. Brutal attacks happen every day and two women are murdered every week by their partners. The abused is a journey into the lives of two victims of domestic abuse. It tells the story of two women, Hazel and Kelly, who were attacked the same week in Norfolk.

SATURDAY 30 APRIL

I want my MTV
18.00, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 2019
Genre: Documentary, music
Language: English
Manager: Tyler Measom, Patrick Waldrop
With: Pauly Shore, Sting, Benji Madden, Michael Nesmith, Norman Lear, Billy Idol
What is it about?
The film is about the formation of a music channel that has shaped modern pop culture. On August 1, 1981, the lives of an entire generation of Americans changed forever – on this day, MTV began its broadcast day, making VJ a new teenage hero and creating a canon of music video as a living artistic statement.

NOTE: No collection at SBS On Demand

Apocalyptic
23.30, SBS

MA15 +
USA, 2006
Genre: Drama, adventure, action
Language: Maya
Manager: Mel Gibson
Cast: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernández, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead
What is it about?
As the Mayan empire faces its decay, rulers insist that the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw (Youngblood), a young man who was captured for being sacrificed, escapes to avoid his fate. Mel Gibson’s fourth film as a director (follows the man Without a Face, Brave heart and The passion of Christ). Nominated for three Oscars.

Is this sexual harassment?
01:40, SBS VICELAND

M, AD
United Kingdom, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Manager: John O’Kane
What is it about?
In 2018, a number of famous men pleaded guilty to charges of sexual harassment. The subject has never received so much media attention, but the debate about what is and is not appropriate in the workplace continues. A hand on someone’s back that compliments their scent – is it a colleague who is kind, or do they cross a line? What is sexual harassment?

NOTE: No collection at SBS On Demand

15:17 to Paris
02.00, SBS

M
USA, 2018
Genre: Thriller, story, drama
Language: English
Manager: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Ray Corasani, Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Judy Greer, Jenna Fischer
What is it about?
The true story of three men whose brave action turned them into heroes during a high-speed train ride. Early in the evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in astonishing silence as the media reported on a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train No. 9364 en route to Paris – an attempt thwarted by three brave young Americans traveling through Europe.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

SUNDAY 1 MAY

The meaning of Hitler
19.30, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: German, English, Polish
Manager: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker
What is it about?
Using the 1978 eponymous bestselling book, The Meaning Of Hitler is a provocative interrogation of our culture’s fascination with Hitler and Nazism set against the background of the current rise of white supremacy, the normalization of anti-Semitism, and the weaponry of history itself. .

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Expedition Bermuda Triangle
21.30, SBS

M, CC
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Manager: Joseph C. Sousa
Host: Laurence Fishburne
What is it about?
A team of investigators unlike any other audience tackles one of the most enduring mysteries in modern history: the Bermuda Triangle. This enigmatic 500,000 square mile section of the ocean has been blamed for the disappearance of over a hundred ships and aircraft in recent history. However, no one is better known than the loss of Flight 19 in 1945, when five U.S. Navy bombers disappeared without a trace.

Emanuel: The Charleston Church Shooting
21.35, NITV

MA15 +
USA, 2019
Genre: Documentary, crime
Language: English
Manager: Brian Ivie
What is it about?
On June 17, 2015, 21-year-old white supremacist Dylann Roof entered a Bible study and murdered nine African Americans during their closing prayer. This is the story of the victims and the survivors of that night.

MONDAY MAY 2

Lady O’Loughlin
10:20, SBS VICELAND

MA15 +, AD
Australia, 2020
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Manager: Sam Petersen
What is it about?
Follows legendary Australian comedian Fiona O’Loughlin as she returns to the world of stand-up comedy. After battling publicly with an alcohol addiction for many years, Fiona ended up in a lengthy rehab in late 2015, writing a letter to her best friend Sammy. When she returned to Melbourne, they had agreed to make a documentary together after her return to the stage.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

TUESDAY, MAY 3

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
22.30, SBS VICELAND

M, CC
USA, 2019
Genre: Documentary, crime
Language: English
What is it about?
On October 2, 2018, Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. He never went out. Within days, it was revealed that he had been murdered and parted by a 15-man Saudi troop.

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