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TV Movie Guide: August 3 – 9 | MovieNews

THIS WEEK’S SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Audio Description (AD) available for Always Shine, Finding Creativity, Pacific Lockdown: Sea Of Resilience, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women and Gifts Of The Maarga
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Off Country, Finding Creativity, The Bookshop, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, Billy Graham and Bruce Lee: Be Water

WEDNESDAY 3 AUGUST

Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records
9:25pm, NITV (repeats Thursday 4 August, 12:30pm)

M
Jamaica, UK, 2018
Genre: Documentary, Music
language: Español
Director: Nicholas Jack Davies
Featuring: Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Toots Hibbert, Pauline Black, Don Letts, Dandy Livingstone
What’s it about?
The legendary London record label Trojan Records played a leading role in the musical conquest of Great Britain by Jamaican music styles like Ska, Reggae, and Rocksteady. This stylish documentary about Trojan is a timely and wide-ranging celebration of British Jamaican working-class youth culture.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

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

GP
USA, 1957
Genre: comedy, romance
language: Español
Director: Laurence Oliver
Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike, Richard Wattis, Jeremy Spenser
What’s it about?
On stage in London’s West End, American chorus girl 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 wards off his less-than-honourable advances from him.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Always Shine
11:45 p.m., SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD
USA, 2016
Genre: thriller
language: Español
Director: Sophia Takal
Starring: Mackenzie Davis, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Lawrence Michael Levine, Jane Adams
What’s it about?
On a trip to Big Sur, two friends (Fitzgerald, Davis), both actresses, try to reconnect with one another. Once alone, the women’s suppressed jealousies and deep-seated resentments begin to rise, causing them to lose their grasp on not only the true nature of their relationship, but also their identities.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

THURSDAY 4 AUGUST

Off Country
9:25pm, SBS & NITV (repeats Friday 5 August, 12:00pm)

PG, DC
Australia, 2021
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: Rhian Skirving, John Harvey
What’s it about?
Every year, around 3000 Indigenous students receive scholarships to attend some of Australia’s most prestigious boarding schools. It is an immense opportunity, setting many of the youngsters on a path to a bright future, but it also means they must leave their homes and communities. Over the course of a year, Off Country follows several such students, who, despite hailing from distinct nations and having vastly different circumstances, each share a commitment to doing themselves and their families proud – no matter the difficulties.

FRIDAY 5 AUGUST

Finding Creativity
10:00 a.m., SBS

PG, AD, CC
USA, 2020
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: Roger Ungers
What’s it about?
An exploration of the creative process of different artists across multiple disciplines, including a chef, singer-songwriter, and entrepreneur.

Yogi Bear
7:30pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 6 August, 10:00am)

G
USA, 2010
Genre: Animation/3D, Family
language: Español
Director: Eric Brevig
Voicecast: Tom Cavanagh, Anna Faris, Justin Timberlake, Dan Aykroyd
What’s it about?
Jellystone Park has been losing business, so greedy Mayor Brown decides to shut it down and sell the land. That means families will no longer be able to experience the natural beauty of the outdoors – and, even worse, Yogi and Boo Boo will be tossed out of the only home they’ve ever known. Faced with his biggest challenge ever, Yogi must prove that he really is “smarter than the average bear.”

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Up To G-Cup: Inside The Lingerie Shop
10:05 p.m., SBS VICELAND

M
Netherlands, 2022
Genre: Documentary
language: Arabic
Director: Jacqueline van Vugt
What’s it about?
Northern Iraq’s first lingerie store not only sells underwear, but also acts as a meeting place where women connect to their bodies and sensuality after overcoming the traumas of oppression, war, and conservative morality. With brave honesty a group of Kurdish and Yazidi women chat candidly, revealing the challenges they face in a male-dominated society.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Pacific Lockdown: Sea Of Resilience
10:10 p.m., NITV

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

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Dark Files
1:40 a.m., SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary, Drama
language: Español
Director: Brad Bernstein
What’s it about?
An investigative docu-drama chronicling former CIA operative Barry Eisler, award-winning journalist Steve Volk, and documentarian Christopher Garetano’s exploration into the mythologies, conspiracies, and accusations that surround Camp Hero, an abandoned military base in Montauk, Long Island.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

SATURDAY 6 AUGUST

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

M
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: Shane Smith
Featuring: Shane Smith, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Nancy Pelosi
What’s it about?
Former President Obama began his presidency with pledges of ‘hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord’. Despite many successes, the unity he promised has eluded him. Partisanship is worse than ever, and the vicious tone set by the 2016 election looked set to continue.

The Bookshop
11:20 p.m., SBS

PG, DC
UK, 2017
Genre: Drama
language: Español
Director: Isabel Coixett
Starring: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson, Hunter Tremayne, Julie Christie
What’s it about?
In 1959, Florence Green (Mortimer), a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. By exposing the narrow-minded local townsfolk to literature, she causes a cultural awakening in a town which has not changed for centuries. Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name. Directed by Isabel Coixet (choose, My Life Without Me).

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
1:20 a.m., SBS

MA15+, AD, DC
USA, 2017
Genre: Drama, Romance
language: Español
Director: Angela Robinson
Starring: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton, JJ Feild, Oliver Platt
What’s 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 7 AUGUST

Mysteries From The Grave: Titanic
7:30 p.m., SBS

M
USA, 2022
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Producer: David Wallach
What’s it about?
It is one of the world’s most epic disasters: the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic. 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 journey, we go below deck to understand how an unsinkable ship was lost along with 1,500 souls. Featuring interviews with the descendants of passengers, this film seeks to decode the ship’s remaining secrets still lying on the Atlantic Ocean floor.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Selena
9:20 p.m., SBS VICELAND

GP
USA, 1997
Genre: Music, Drama, History
language: Spanish, English
Director: Gregory Nava
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Constance Marie, Jon Seda, Lupe Ontiveros
What’s it about?
In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla (Lopez) is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father of her, Abraham (Olmos), realizes that his young daughter of her is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez (Seda), who draws the ire of her father from her. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Billy Graham
10:00 p.m., SBS

PG, DC
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: Sarah Colt
What’s it about?
Explores the life of one of the best-known and most influential religious leaders of the 20th century. An international celebrity by age 30, he built a media empire, preached to millions worldwide, and had the ear of tycoons, presidents and royalty.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Stars Will Do
10:40 p.m., SBS VICELAND

GP
Tahiti, 2022
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: eliane keller
What’s it about?
Three young people in French Polynesia who identify as mahu or rae-rae share the stories of their gender identity in their own words and images, exploring the ups and downs of their everyday lives and the prejudice they face.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Bruce Lee: Be Water
12:00 a.m., SBS

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

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

MONDAY 8 AUGUST

Gifts Of The Maarga
11:10 p.m., NITV

M, AD
Australia, 2019
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
What’s it about?
In the Pilbara, Ngaarda families have lived on their ngurra for over 50,000 years, practicing culture and law. Elders are concerned that the younger generation is losing their connection to country.

TUESDAY 9 AUGUST

The Kamilaroi
12:40 p.m., NITV

GP
Australia, 2022
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
What’s it about?
This short documentary offers and exclusive look at the elements of Kamilaroi culture and stories, as recounted by the local members of the Kamilaroi Nation.

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