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TV Movie Guide: April 27 – May 3 | MovieNews

THIS WEEK’S SBS WORLD MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Audio Description (AD) available for destroyer, Superfly, Race, Is This Sexual Harassment? and Lady O’Loughlin
  • Closed Captions (CC) available for destroyer, Superfly, Race, Bermuda Triangle Expedition and The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL

The One and Only Dick Gregory
9:25pm, NITV (repeats Thursday 28 April, 12:00pm)

M
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: Andrew Gaines
Featuring: Dick Gregory, Chris Rock, Harry Belafonte, Kevin Hart, Lena Waithe, Dave Chappelle
What’s it about?
This revealing portrait of comedian, activist, pop-culture icon and thought leader Dick Gregory documents his many personal reinventions throughout the decades, from celebrity to civil rights hero and beyond, while hearing from the incredible entertainers who have been inspired by his blueprint.

destroyer
9:30 p.m., SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD, DC
USA, 2018
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama, Action
language: Español
Director: karyn kusama
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Tatiana Maslany, Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell
What’s it about?
Erin Bell (Kidman) is an LAPD detective who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader (Kebbell) of that gang re-emerges 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 (girl fight, The Invitation).

super fly
11:45 p.m., SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD
USA, 2018
Genre: Action, Crime
language: English Spanish
Director: director x
Starring: Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lex Scott Davis
What’s it about?
Career criminal Youngblood Priest (Jackson) wants out of the Atlanta drug scene, but as he ramps up sales, one little slip up threatens to bring the whole operation down before he can make his exit. A reimagining of the 1972 blaxploitation classic – the film that helped define a genre in its characters, look, sound, and feel – from Director X, director of legendary music videos by Drake, Rihanna and more.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

THURSDAY 28 APRIL

Race
9:25pm, NITV (repeats Friday 29 April, 11:35am / Saturday 30 April, 10:15pm)

PG, AD, CC
Canada, Germany, 2016
Genre: Action, Drama, History
language: Español
Director: stephen hopkins
Starring: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Carice van Houten, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt
What’s it about?
Based on the story of Jesse Owens (James), the Black athlete whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.

Burn Motherf***** Burn!
8:30 p.m., NITV

M
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: Sasha Jenkins
What’s it about?
On April 29, 1992, Los Angeles exploded when four police officers were acquitted in the beating of 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 the African-American community led to the uprising.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Ill Manor
12:30 a.m., SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, 2012
Genre: drama, crime
language: Español
Director: Ben Drew
Starring: Riz Ahmed, Ed Skrein, Lee Allen, Mem Ferda
What’s it about?
Welcome to London 2012, home of the Olympic Games. Behind the veil of newly injected prosperity lies a community that’s impossible to enter and even harder to escape. Set on the unforgiving streets of London, this unique crime thriller follows six disparate lives, all struggling to survive the circles of violence that engulf them.

FRIDAY 29 APRIL

Mosley
7:35pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 30 April, 10:00am)

GP
China, New Zealand, 2019
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure
language: Español
Director: Kirby Atkins
Voicecast: Lucy Lawless, John Rhys-Davies, Temuera Morrison, Rhys Darby, Kirby Atkins
What’s it about?
Mosley, and his family of four-legged Thoriphants, live a worker’s life on an isolated farm owned by Simon – a Sullen, and mean-spirited farmer. One evening, after plowing all day, Mosley’ discovers a cave with large ancient drawings on the walls – they’re of Thoriphants similar to Mosley and Rue except they stand upright! Is this what the Thoriphant race used to be? What happened to cause them to become bent backed creatures without hands?

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

The Abused
12:55 a.m., SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, 2019
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: barbie mac laurin
What’s it about?
Thousands of women across Britain 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 in the same week in Norfolk.

SATURDAY 30 APRIL

I Want My MTV
6:00 p.m., SBS VICELAND

GP
USA, 2019
Genre: Documentary, Music
language: Español
Director: Tyler MeasomPatrick Waldrop
Featuring: Pauly Shore, Sting, Benji Madden, Michael Nesmith, Norman Lear, Billy Idol
What’s it about?
The film is about the formation of a music channel that has shaped modern pop culture. On August 1, 1981, the life of a whole generation of Americans changed forever – on this day MTV began its broadcasting day, making VJ a new teen hero and creating a canon of music video as a vivid artistic statement.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Apocalypse
11:30 p.m., SBS

MA15+
USA, 2006
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
language: Maya
Director: Mel Gibson
Starring: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead
What’s it about?
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw (Youngblood), a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate. Mel Gibson’s fourth film as director (following The Man Without a Face, brave heart and The Passion of the Christ). Nominated for three Oscars.

Is This Sexual Harassment?
1:40 a.m., SBS VICELAND

M, AD
UK, 2019
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: John O’Kane
What’s it about?
2018 saw the downfall of a series of famous men in the face of allegations of sexual harassment. The issue has never received much media attention, but the debate about what is and isn’t appropriate in the workplace continues. A hand on someone’s back, complimenting their fragrance – is this a colleague being friendly, or are they crossing a line? What constitutes sexual harassment?

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

The 15:17 to Paris
2:00 a.m., SBS

M
USA, 2018
Genre: Thriller, History, Drama
language: Español
Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Ray Corasani, Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Judy Greer, Jenna Fischer
What’s it about?
The real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a highspeed railway ride. In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train No. 9364 bound for Paris – an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

SUNDAY 1 MAY

The Meaning of Hitler
7:30 p.m., SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
language: German, English, Polish
Director: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker
What’s it about?
Using the eponymous 1978 bestselling book as its frame, The Meaning Of Hitler is a provocative interrogation of our culture’s fascination with Hitler and Nazism set against the backdrop of the current rise of white supremacy, the normalization of antisemitism and the weaponization of history itself.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Bermuda Triangle Expedition
9:30 p.m., SBS

M, DC
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: Joseph C Sousa
Host: Laurence Fishburne
What’s it about?
A team of investigators unlike any other assembled is taking on one of modern history’s most enduring mysteries: the Bermuda Triangle. This enigmatic 500,000 square miles patch of ocean has been blamed for the disappearance of over a hundred ships and planes in recent history. None, however, are more famous than the loss of Flight 19 in 1945, when five US Navy bombers disappeared without a trace.

Emanuel: The Charleston Church Shooting
9:35 p.m., NITV

MA15+
USA, 2019
Genre: Documentary, Crime
language: Español
Director: brian ivy
What’s it about?
On June 17th, 2015, 21-year-old white supremacist Dylann Roof walked into a bible study and murdered nine African Americans during their closing prayer. This is the story of the victims and survivors of that night.

MONDAY 2 MAY

Lady O’Loughlin
10:20, SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD
Australia, 2020
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: Sam Peterson
What’s it about?
Follows legendary Australian comedian Fiona O’Loughlin as she returns to the world of stand-up comedy. After fighting publicly with an alcohol addiction for many years, Fiona ended up in a long-term rehab at the end of 2015 and wrote a letter to her ella best friend Sammy. By the time she returned to Melbourne, they had agreed to make a documentary together following her return from the stage.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

TUESDAY 3 MAY

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
10:30 p.m., SBS VICELAND

M, DC
USA, 2019
Genre: Documentary, Crime
language: Español
What’s it about?
On October 2, 2018, Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. He never walked out. Within a matter of days, it was revealed that he had been murdered and dismembered by a 15-person Saudi hit squad.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

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