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TV Film Information: December 20 – 26 | Film Information

THIS WEEK’S SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Audio Description (AD) obtainable for The Dying of Bruce Lee, When the River Runs Dry, Mud & Bones, Freddie Mercury: The Nice Pretender and Chef
  • Closed Captions (CC) obtainable for Milpirri: Winds of Change, The Dying of Bruce Lee, Lucille Ball: We Love Lucy, Sesame Avenue: 50 Years Of Sunny Days, Whitney, Colossal, Silent Night time: A Track for the World, Freddie Mercury: The Nice Pretender, Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Darkish, Uncommon Exports: A Christmas Story, Lion, Dolly Parton: 50 Years At The Opry, Walt Disney, Chef and Useless Ringers

 

MONDAY 20 DECEMBER

The Fifth Area
11:00am, NITV

PG
Canada, 2018
Style: English
Language: English
Director: Aeyliya Husain, Gabriel Nuraki Koperqualuk
Starring: Joshua Stribbell, Nancy Saunders
What’s it about?
This quick narrative function tells the story of Joshua (Stribbel) and Nancy (Saunders), two younger city Inuit who’re carving out a spot for themselves in southern Canada.

My Life As I Reside It
11:50am, NITV

G
Australia, 1993
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Essie Coffey
What’s it about?
Following 1978’s landmark My Survival As An Aboriginal, Essie Coffey returns to her house in Dodge Metropolis the place she and the A-Group are working within the shire elections. Inter-cutting between 1993 and 1978, the movie presents the fascinating contrasts of a society in transition.

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Milpirri: Winds of Change
12:50pm, NITV

PG, CC
Australia, 2014
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Stewart Carter
What’s it about?
It is early October in 2012, and Steve Jampijinpa is leaving Canberra for his house in outback Lajamanu. As soon as there, he’ll play a key half in one thing crucial to him: Milipirri, a biennial group pageant of dance, artwork and ceremony. However issues are altering for Steve and his group. This documentary reveals what goes on behind the scenes of a controversial and ground-breaking Walpiri occasion.

The Dying of Bruce Lee
8:30pm, SBS

PG, AD, CC
USA, 2021
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Evan Jackson Leong
What’s it about?
On twentieth July 1973, martial arts famous person Bruce Lee died underneath mysterious circumstances in Hong Kong. Now within the twilight of his life, his brother Robert Lee has enlisted former Hong Kong police detective Philip Chan to comb by means of beforehand unseen paperwork, interview consultants and speak to individuals near the legendary famous person, in an try to revisit what or who killed the Bruce Lee. 

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TUESDAY 21 DECEMBER

My Survival as an Aboriginal
1:05pm, NITV

M
Australia, 1979
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Essie Coffey
What’s it about?
Essie Coffey, a Murrawarri girl and black activist, exhibits the conflicts of residing as an Aboriginal underneath white domination. The primary Australian movie directed by an Indigenous girl.

Lucille Ball: We Love Lucy
9:30pm, SBS

PG, CC
USA, 2020
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Paul Ellison
What’s it about?
Lucille Ball’s bravery and willingness to strive completely something to elicit a chuckle modified the foundations of tv. The shrewd, enterprising redhead—whose drama-filled private life was always at odds along with her public persona—struggled in opposition to a system created by males, all of the whereas cementing her legacy by constructing an leisure empire that may remodel Hollywood as we all know it.

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WEDNESDAY 22 DECEMBER

Sesame Avenue: 50 Years Of Sunny Days
7:35pm, SBS

PG, CC
USA, 2021
Style: Household, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Rebecca Gitlitz
What’s it about?
For greater than a half-century, Sesame Avenue has addressed and defined variety, fairness, and inclusion across the globe by utilizing the common instruments of music, empathy and celeb. This new function documentary chronicles how, for greater than 5 a long time, Sesame Avenue, some of the well-loved household TV exhibits of all time has been a strong, daring, progressive drive of illustration, schooling and empowerment.

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Supply Code
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2011
Style: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Duncan Jones
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jeffrey Wright, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga
What’s it about?
When embellished soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Gyllenhaal) wakes up within the physique of an unknown man, he discovers he is a part of a mission to seek out the bomber of a Chicago commuter practice. In an project in contrast to any he is ever recognized, he learns he is a part of a authorities experiment referred to as the ‘Supply Code,’ a program that permits him to cross over into one other man’s id within the final eight minutes of his life. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon).

Whitney
9:30pm, NITV

M, CC
UK, USA, 2018
Style: Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Kevin Macdonald
That includes: Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Cissy Houston, Clive Davis, L.A. Reid, Kevin Costner
What’s it about?
Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald (Touching the Void) and from two-time Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn, the movie offers audiences an unprecedented and distinctive look into Whitney’s life. An unflinching and sincere portrait of a uncommon expertise advised by these closest to her, showcasing unique audio and never-before-seen video archive from her time as a recording artist and performer.

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Colossal
10:15pm, SBS VICELAND

M, CC
Canada, 2016
Style: Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Tim Blake Nelson, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell
What’s it about?
Gloria (Hathaway) is an abnormal girl who, after dropping her job and being kicked out of her house by her boyfriend (Stevens), is pressured to depart her life in New York and transfer again to her hometown. When information reviews floor {that a} big creature is destroying Seoul, Korea, Gloria step by step involves the realisation that she is someway linked to this far-off phenomenon. From Nacho Vigalondo, director of Timecrimes.

 

THURSDAY 23 DECEMBER

When The River Runs Dry
11:00am, NITV

PG, AD
Australia, 2019
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Rory McLeod
What’s it about?
A documentary about one among Australia’s worst environmental disasters, the mass fish kills at Menindee, in Western NSW. This movie calls upon consultants, Indigenous elders and locals, to unravel the trigger and results of this disaster on individuals and wildlife.

Mud & Bones
12:00pm, NITV

PG, AD
Canada, 2021
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Leslie D. Bland
What’s it about?
Examines authorized points, political controversies surrounding the preservation and rededication of First Nations artifacts, burial websites and stays as advised by archaeological guide, Harold Joe.

#Jowable
9:30pm, NITV

M
Philippines, 2019
Style: Comedy
Language: Tagalog, Filipino
Director: Darryl Yap
Starring: Kim Molina, Kakai Bautista, Cai Cortez, Jerald Napoles
What’s it about?
Regardless of being surrounded and supported by pals, Elsa (Molina) nonetheless feels depressing and envious of each couple she sees. Lastly, Girl Luck smiles upon her and she or he meets a man (Napoles), and the attraction is immediately mutual. Is that this the love she’s been ready for all her life? Will this be the happiness she has been looking for, or will she discover her happiness elsewhere?

Gangs of Wasseypur – Half 1
11:50pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
India, 2012
Style: Motion, Thriller, Crime
Language: Hindi
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadda, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Jaideep Ahlawat
What’s it about?
Shahid Khan (Ahlawat) is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku with a purpose to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid turns into a employee at Ramadhir Singh’s (Dhulia) colliery, solely to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. On the flip of the last decade, Shahid’s son, the philandering Sardar Khan (Bajpayee) vows to get his father’s honor again, turning into essentially the most feared man of Wasseypur.

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FRIDAY 24 DECEMBER

Silent Night time: A Track for the World
7:30pm, SBS

PG, CC
Germany, Austria, 2021
Style: Documentary, Music
Language: German, English
Director: Hannes Michael Schalle
That includes: Peter Simonischek, Kelly Clarkson, Joss Stone, Anggun, Josh Groban
What’s it about?
This documentary tells the story of the creation and cultural influence of the world’s most well-known Christmas carol, composed in 1818 in Salzburg, Austria, and since then translated into about 140 languages. In truth, the tune Silent Night time brought on a Christmas ceasefire in World Warfare I. During the last 100 years the tune has been translated into 140 languages together with Bing Crosby’s model which is the third best-selling single of all time.

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Unaccompanied Minors
8:15pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 25 December, 10:45am)

PG
USA, 2006
Style: Comedy, Household
Language: English
Director: Paul Feig
Starring: Lewis Black, Wilmer Valderrama, Tyler James Williams, Dyllan Christopher
What’s it about?
5 disparate youngsters snowed in on the airport on Christmas Eve study some classes about friendship once they launch a bid to get again to their households and outsmart a disgruntled airport official who needs to maintain them grounded.

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Freddie Mercury: The Nice Pretender
9:10pm, SBS

M, AD, CC
USA, 2012
Style: Music, Documentary
Language: English, French
Director: Rhys Thomas
That includes: Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, Brian Might, Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballé
What’s it about?
Freddie Mercury was some of the charismatic, advanced, and interesting characters in British rock music. The story of Queen is way advised, however this new documentary focuses on Freddie and the solo tasks he labored on, exterior of the band. 

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I Need My MTV
11:05pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 2019
Style: Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Tyler Measom, Patrick Waldrop
Starring: Pauly Shore, Sting, Benji Madden, Michael Nesmith, Norman Lear, Billy Idol
What’s it about?
The movie is concerning the formation of a music channel that has formed fashionable popular culture. On August 1, 1981, the life of an entire era of Individuals modified perpetually – on this present day MTV started its broadcasting day, making VJ a brand new teen hero and making a canon of music video as a vivid creative assertion.

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SATURDAY 25 DECEMBER

Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Darkish
7:30pm, NITV

G, CC
USA, 2014
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jon Brewer
That includes: Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Ralph Carmichael, Harry Belafonte
What’s it about?
By means of intensive archives and his personal journals, along with unique interviews together with his widow, Maria Cole, and different members of the family, the true story of Nat King Cole is advised; the person whose appeal and genius for efficiency made him a task mannequin and a pinnacle of American cultural society.

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On Broadway
8:30pm, SBS

PG
USA, 2021
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Oren Jacoby
What’s it about?
Legends of the stage and display—together with Helen Mirren, Christine Baranski, August Wilson, James Corden, Alec Baldwin, John Lithgow, Viola Davis, Hugh Jackman and Ian McKellen—take us behind the scenes of Broadway’s most groundbreaking and beloved exhibits, from A Refrain Line to Hamilton. Iconic performances by Lin Manuel Miranda, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, James Earl Jones and Mandy Patinkin cleared the path on a hurly burly experience by means of Occasions Sq., as soon as once more the principle road of American present enterprise.

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Uncommon Exports: A Christmas Story
9:15pm, NITV

M, CC
Finland, 2010
Style: Comedy, Fantasy, Motion
Language: Finnish
Director: Jalmari Helander
Starring: Jorma Tommila, Onni Tommila, Peeter Jakobi 
What’s it about?
This darkly hilarious Christmas story follows the seize of Santa throughout an archaeological dig within the depths of Finland’s mountains. However it is a murderous Santa, and his psychotic elves are decided to free him. Winner of Finest Movie and Finest Director on the 2010 Sitges Movie Pageant, specialising in fantasy and horror movies.

Lion
10:00pm, SBS

M, CC
Australia, UK, USA, 2016
Style: Drama
Language: English
Director: Garth Davis
Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham
What’s it about?
A five-year-old Indian boy (performed by Sunny Pawar, and as an grownup by Dev Patel) will get misplaced on the streets of Calcutta, 1000’s of kilometres from house. He survives many challenges earlier than being adopted by a pair (Wenham & Kidman) in Australia; 25 years later, he units out to seek out his misplaced household. Nominated for six 2017 Academy Awards (together with Finest Image), and some of the commercially profitable Australian-made movies of all time.

Dolly Parton: 50 Years At The Opry
12:05am, SBS

PG, CC
USA, 2019
Style: Music
Language: English
Director: Ashley S. Gorman
Starring: Dolly Parton
What’s it about?
Filmed in entrance of a stay viewers at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, this particular is a celebration of Dolly’s 50 years as a member of the Opry. It options interviews with Dolly, in addition to performances of her greatest hits on the Opry stage. As well as, her famous person pals – Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Girl Antebellum, Margo Worth, Hank Williams Jnr, and others seem on stage to pay homage to her wonderful profession.

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SUNDAY 26 DECEMBER

The World’s Quickest Electrical Automotive?
7:05pm, SBS VICELAND

PG
UK, 2021
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: James Woodroffe
What’s it about?
Be a part of self confessed petrol-head Man Martin as he learns concerning the various to the interior combustion engine, Electrical. On this TV particular, Man learns about the benefits of electrical transport and the completely different varieties that exist from bicycles, vehicles and vans as much as buses. Man additionally learns among the disadvantages from vary nervousness and with the assistance of the Leicestershire Hearth Brigade, methods to take care of a fireplace. 

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Walt Disney
8:30PM, SBS

PG, CC
USA, 2015
Style: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sarah Colt
What’s it about?
Walt Disney was uniquely adept at artwork in addition to commerce, a grasp filmmaker who harnessed the facility of know-how and storytelling. This new movie examines Disney’s advanced life and enduring legacy. Options uncommon archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from a few of his biggest movies, interviews with biographers and animators, and the designers who helped flip his dream of Disneyland into actuality.

Charley Pleasure: I am Simply Me
8:30pm, NITV

PG
USA, 2019
Style: Music, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Barbara Corridor
That includes: Charley Pleasure, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Whoopi Goldberg, Garth Brooks
What’s it about?
This movie traces the unbelievable journey of Charley Pleasure, from his humble beginnings as a sharecropper’s son on a cotton farm in segregated Sledge, Mississippi to his profession as a Negro American League baseball participant and his meteoric rise as a trailblazing nation music famous person. The brand new documentary reveals how Pleasure’s love for music led him from the Delta to a bigger, grander world.

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Silent Souls
10:00pm, NITV

M
Russia, 2010
Style: Drama
Language: Russian
Director: Aleksei Fedorchenko
Starring: Yuliya Aug, Igor Sergeev, Yuriy Tsurilo
What’s it about?
Aist (Sergeev), a photographer and author, and his companion, Miron (Tsurilo), go on a journey to cremate the lifeless physique of the previous beloved spouse, Tanya (Aug), on a riverbank within the space the place they spent their honeymoon. Winner of the FIPRESCI (Worldwide Federation of Movie Critics) prize on the 2010 Venice Movie Pageant.

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Chef
11:30pm, SBS

M, AD, CC
USA, 2014
Style: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Jon Favreau
Starring: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman
What’s it about?
Carl Casper (Favreau) is a disillusioned chef fed up together with his restaurant’s administration, poor opinions and lack of creativity. After a web based battle with a well known critic results in additional frustration, Carl decides to depart and go solo as a meals truck operator in a bid to rediscover his aptitude for cooking.

Useless Ringers
12:25am, SBS VICELAND

M, CC
Canada, USA, 1988
Style: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Jeremy Irons
What’s it about?
Twin gynaecologists (each performed by Irons) take full benefit of the truth that no one can inform them aside, till their relationship begins to deteriorate over a lady (Bujold). From director David Cronenberg (The FlyA Historical past of Violence).

Vice Information to Movie: David Cronenberg

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