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Guide to TV movies: May 11 – 17 | Cinema News

THIS WEEK’S SBS WORLD MOVIE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Audio description (AD) available for Maarga Gifts, Backdraft and Pacific Lockdown: Sea of ​​Resilience
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Tiananmen: the people against the party, Backtrack Boys and Backdraft

WEDNESDAY MAY 11

Let the fire burn
9:25 p.m., NITV (rebroadcast Thursday, May 12, 12:20 p.m.)

M
United States, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Tongue: English
Director: Jason Osder
What is it about?
An account of the incidents leading up to and during the 1985 standoff between the black liberation organization MOVE and the Philadelphia authorities. The dramatic clash left eleven people dead and literally and figuratively devastated an entire community. Winner of the 2014 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary.

dark city
9:30 p.m. SBS VICELAND

M
Australia, 1998
Genre: Science fiction, Thriller
Tongue: English
Director: Alex Proyas
With : Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Nicholas Bell, William Hurt, Jennifer Connelly
What is it about?
John Murdoch (Sewell) wakes up in a hotel room with no memory of the past and learns he is wanted for a series of murders. While searching for answers, he discovers a group of aliens called the Outsiders who control the city. Directed by Alex Proyas (The crow).

Maarga Donations
11:10 p.m., NITV (rebroadcast Monday, May 16, 11:00 a.m.)

FURIOUS
Australia, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Tongue: 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.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Guard
11:20 p.m., SBS VICELAND (rebroadcast Tuesday, May 17, 12:50 a.m.)

M
France, 2017
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Tongue: French
Director: Xavier Legrand
With : Denis Menochet, Léa Drucker, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Auneveux, Mathieu Saikaly
What is it about?
In the middle of a divorce, Miriam Besson (Drucker) decides to ask for sole custody of her son Julien (Gioria), in order to protect him from a father (Ménochet) whom she accuses of violence. The judge in charge of the case grants joint custody to the father whom he considers abused. Taken hostage between his parents, Julien will do everything to prevent the worst from happening. Winner of the Silver Lion (Best Director) at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

THURSDAY MAY 12

Tiananmen: the people against the party
12:00 p.m. SBS VICELAND

MA15+, DC
United Kingdom, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Tongue: English, Mandarin
Director: Ian MacMillan
What is it about?
Discover the true story of the seven-week period that changed China forever. On June 4, 1989, a violent and bloody pro-democracy protest ended, killing thousands and laying the groundwork for China’s future.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Agriculture
9:20 p.m., NITV (rebroadcast Saturday, May 14, 10:20 p.m.)

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

FRIDAY MAY 13

Blinky Bill the movie
7:30 p.m., NITV (rebroadcast Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m.)

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Australia, 2015
Genre: Family, Entertainment, Adventure
Tongue: English
Director: Deane Taylor
Voice cast: Ryan Kwanten, Toni Collette, Barry Humphries, Richard Roxburgh, Deborah Mailman
What is it about?
Blinky Bill is a little koala with a big imagination. An adventurer at heart, he dreams of leaving the small town of Green Patch and following in the footsteps of his missing father. When Blinky discovers a mysterious marker that points to the whereabouts of his father, he embarks on a journey that takes him beyond the confines of Green Patch and into the wild and dangerous Outback.

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SATURDAY MAY 14

Backtrack Boys
8:30 p.m. SBS

M, CC
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Tongue: English
Director: Catherine Scott
What is it about?
This observational documentary, filmed over two years, follows boys in a youth program whom Bernie talks rough and freewheeling from a shed on the outskirts of Armidale, a rural town in Australia. On the road, the boys find their voices, form great friendships and the dogs become national champions. But since the boys sleep under the stars at night, the trauma is never too far away.

SUNDAY MAY 15

White Noise – Inside the Racist Right
8:30 p.m., NITV (rebroadcast Monday, May 16, 12:20 p.m.)

M
United States, 2020
Genre: Documentary
Tongue: English
Director: Daniel Lombroso
What is it about?
As white nationalist violence increases in America and around the world, this documentary represents an urgent warning about the power of extremism and its next evolution.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand:

Backdraft
00:00, SBS VICELAND

M, AD, CC
United States, 1991
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tongue: English
Director: Ron Howard
With : Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland, Jennifer Jason Leigh
What is it about?
Two conflicted brothers (Russell, Baldwin) carrying on a heroic family tradition as Chicago firefighters. But when a puzzling series of arson attacks are reported, they are forced to put aside their differences to solve the mystery surrounding these explosive crimes. Directed by Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon, a beautiful spirit).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

MONDAY MAY 16

Pacific Lockdown: Sea of ​​Resilience
10:55 p.m., NTV

PG, AD
Australia, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Tongue: 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.

Streaming after broadcast on SBS On Demand: