Guide to TV movies: June 8 – 14 | Cinema News

FOR THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS ON SBS WORLD MOVIES:

  • Audio description (AD) available for O brother, where are you?, Get the gringo, Woodstock, The descent part 2 and Once upon a time there were warriors
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Blue, The cove, black fish, O brother, where are you?, Get the gringo, hairy revenge and Woodstock

WEDNESDAY JUNE 8

Blue
10:40 a.m. SBS

PG, CC
Australia, 2017
Gender: Documentary
Language: German, English, French
Director: Karine Holden
With : Valerie Taylor, Lucas Handley, Madison Stewart, Tim Silverwood
What is it about?
From space, our planet appears as a tiny blue dot in the vastness of space. Blue, because 99% of all living space on Earth is in the ocean. But the seas are threatened. The industrialization that has occurred in the oceans over the past century mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. As we learn about the environmental crimes happening around the world, we are also uncovering the shocking truths happening on our own shores.

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Teddy Pendergrass: If you don’t know me
9:25 p.m., NITV (rebroadcast Thursday, June 9, 12 p.m.)

M
United Kingdom, 2018
Gender: Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Olivia Lichtenstein
What is it about?
The untold and ultimately inspiring story of legendary singer, Teddy Pendergrass, the man on the verge of being the greatest R&B artist of all time until the tragic accident that changed his life forever at the age only 31 years old.

A good old fashioned orgy
10:05 p.m. SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United States, 2011
Gender: The comedy
Language: English
Director: Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory
With : Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Bibb, Lake Bell, Lindsay Sloane
What is it about?
Eric (Sudeikis) is a 30-something partier famous among his close circle of friends for his lavish summer theme parties at his father’s upscale Hamptons residence. But when the crew members start settling in and Eric’s dad announces his plans to sell the beach house, Eric decides it’s time for one last party to go out with a proverbial bang – a good one. old fashioned orgy.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

League of Gods
11:50 p.m. SBS VICELAND

M
China, Hong Kong, 2016
Gender: Action, Fantasy
Language: Mandarin
Director: Koan Hui On
With : Jet Li, Fan Bingbing, Louis Koo, Angelababy, Tony Leung Ka-Fai
What is it about?
During the reign of King Zhou (Tony Leung Ka-fai), an official enters his room and is devoured by the monstrous cocks of Daji (Fan Bingbing), his concubine. Outside their town, several warriors in a metal wagon are discussing their strategies for freeing the Invisible People and their leader, when Jiang Ziya (Jet Li) appears to them. He tells them that when King Zhou was younger, he allowed himself to be possessed by the Black Dragon for his quest for power.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

The cove
1:00 a.m. SBS

M, CC
United States, 2009
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Louie Psihoyos
What is it about?
In the 1960s, Richard O’Barry was the world’s foremost authority on dolphin training, working on the set of the popular television show Flipper. Day in and day out, O’Barry kept the dolphins working and the viewers smiling. But one day, it all came to a tragic end. Winner of the 2010 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

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black fish
2:35 a.m. SBS

M, CC
United States, 2013
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
What is it about?
Blackfish, orca, killer whale – for decades these awesome beasts have been captured, transferred to marine parks and trained to perform for our entertainment. In 2010, a five-ton buck named Tilikum killed one of his trainers at SeaWorld in Florida. It was not a singular event, although there are no recorded cases of orcas injuring humans in the wild. This documentary follows the tragic story of Tilikum and that of his fellow captives.

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THURSDAY JUNE 9

O brother, where are you?
9:20 p.m., NITV (rebroadcast Friday, June 10, 12:05 p.m.)

M, AD, CC
United States, 2000
Gender: Comedy, Adventure, Action
Language: English
Director: Joel Coen
With : George Clooney, John Turturro, Holly Hunter, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman
What is it about?
Loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey, this Coen brothers’ gem follows the misadventures of trickster Ulysses Everett McGill (Clooney) and his not-too-brilliant sidekicks Pete (Turturro) and Delmar (Nelson). The trio try to get back to Ulysses’ Penelope (Hunter) before she can remarry. This hit comedy by the Coen brothers (Fargo, There is no country for old people) was nominated for two 2001 Oscars (Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.)

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Get the gringo
1h20, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD, CC
United States, 2012
Gender: Drama, Action
Language: English Spanish
Director: Adrien Grünberg
With : Peter Stormare, Kevin Hernandez, Dean Norris, Mel Gibson
What is it about?
Driver (Gibson) is a career criminal who, during a high-speed car chase with the U.S. Border Patrol with a bleeding body in his back seat, crashes into the border wall as he tries to get away. escape. He survives, only to be arrested by Mexican authorities and placed in a harsh prison where he enters the strange and dangerous world of “El Pueblito”. There, he finds unlikely survival advice from a 9-year-old who shows him the ropes.

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FRIDAY JUNE 10

hairy revenge
7:30 p.m., NITV (rebroadcast Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.)

PG, CC
United States, 2010
Gender: Comedy, Family
Language: English
Director: Roger Kumble
With : Brendan Fraser, Angela Kinsey, Matt Prokop, Ricky Garcia, Ken Jeong, Brooke Shields
What is it about?
In the Oregon wilderness, a real estate developer’s (Fraser) new subdivision faces a unique group of protesters, local woodland creatures who don’t want their homes disturbed.

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Climax
1h20, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
France, 2018
Gender: Drama, Horror, Music
Language: English French
Director: Gaspar Noe
With : Sofia Boutella, Kiddy Smile, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub
What is it about?
From director Gaspar Noé (Irreversible, Step into the void) comes a hypnotic and hair-raising depiction of a party spiraling into delirium one winter night. A troupe of young dancers, who were rehearsing in an isolated and empty school building before going on tour, start a party that turns into a nightmare when they discover that the sangria they drank is mixed with LSD.

SATURDAY JUNE 11

Woodstock
9:20 p.m. SBS VICELAND

M, AD, CC
United States, 2018
Gender: History, Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Barak Goodman, Jamila Ephron
What is it about?
In August 1969, nearly half a million people gathered at an upstate New York farm to listen to music. What happened over the next three days, however, was much more than a concert. It would become a legendary event – one that would define a generation and mark the end of one of the most turbulent decades in modern history.

The Descent: Part 2
9:25 p.m., NTV

MA15+, AD
UK, 2009
Gender: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Jon Harris
With : Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Michael J. Reynolds, Jessika Williams
What is it about?
Distraught, confused and half-crazed with fear, Sarah Carter (MacDonald) emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered untold terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened – or why she is covered in the blood of her friends – Sarah is forced to return to the depths underground to help locate her five missing companions.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

apocalypto
1h30, SBS

MA15+
United States, 2006
Gender: Drama, Adventure, Action
Language: Maya
Director: Mel Gibson
With : Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead
What is it about?
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, rulers insist the key to prosperity is building more temples and offering human sacrifice. Jaguar Paw (Youngblood), a young man captured to be sacrificed, flees to avoid his fate. Mel Gibson’s fourth film as a director (after The faceless man, Brave heart and The passion of Christ). Nominated for three Oscars.

SUNDAY JUNE 12

Chuck Berry: the original king of rock’n’roll
8:30 p.m., NITV (rebroadcasts: Monday, June 13, 11:00 a.m.)

M
United Kingdom, 2019
Gender: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jon Brewer
What is it about?
In this feature-length documentary, the absolute instigator of rock ‘n’ roll, Chuck Berry, is truly revealed, with never-before-seen exclusive access. Starring Steven Van Zandt, George Thorogood, Joe Bonamassa, Nile Rodgers, Johnnie Johnson, Marshall Chess, Gene Simmons, Johnny Rivers, Alice Cooper, Gary Clark Jr., Nils Lofgren, Joe Perry, Steve Jones and more.

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peoples
10:20 p.m., NTV

M
United States, 2013
Gender: The comedy
Language: English
Director: Tina Gordon Chism
With : Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson
What is it about?
The story follows what happens when a child psychologist surprises (Robinson) his girlfriend (Washington) by showing up to her political family’s annual reunion at their vacation home in Sag Harbor only to find them in desperate need of therapy.

Once upon a time there were warriors
12:30 a.m. SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD
New Zealand, 1994
Gender: Drama
Language: Maori
Director: Lee Tamahori
With : Temuera Morrison, Rena Owen, Cliff Curtis
What is it about?
A family descended from Maori warriors are tormented by an abusive father (Morrison) and the societal issues of being treated as outcasts. This 1994 drama opened the eyes of audiences around the world to the reality of life in a small part of New Zealand, broke domestic box office records and was followed by the 1999 sequel. What becomes of the broken heart?.

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MONDAY JUNE 13

The stars will do
11:00 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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