When T.E. Lawrence was attached to the British general staff in Arabia, he inspired the feuding Arabian chieftains to rebel against the Turks, leading to the birth of the Arabian kingdom.
An amazing biopic of one of the most influential African American leaders to date. It follows the life and times of Malcolm Little through his transformation to Malcolm X.
Live and exclusive from Sydney's Domain, the world' largest short film festival, Movie Extra Tropfest, will be featuring 16 finalist films, red carpet arrivals and celebrity interviews. Hosted by Adam Spencer and Julia Zemiro.
This Steven Spielberg film, is a cinematic masterpiece that has become one of the most honoured films of all time. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, the film presents the indelible true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, womaniser, and war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1100 Jews during the Holocaust.
In Oscar winner James Cameron's epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet star as Rose, a 17-year-old, upper-class American suffocating under the rigid confines and expectations of Edwardian society, and Jack Dawson, a free-spirited young steerage passenger.
The republic of Venice employs Othello, a self-made man and a Moor, to defend its overseas territories against the Turks. But for all his military success, Othello remains an outsider in the city, an object of racism, envy and mistrust. As the Turkish threat gathers and Venetian forces are despatched to Cyprus, Iago, a junior officer secretly enraged by his lack of promotion, exploits Othello's ambiguous position and ingenuous nature, driving him into a passionate and uncontrollable jealousy. With its racing concentrated plot and intense dramatic details, Othello is one of Shakespeare's most exciting, atmospheric and heartbreaking plays. By introducing to early 17th-century England a black character as complex as Othello, it is also one of his most extraordinary imaginative achievements.
Aragorn leads the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw the dark lord's gaze from Frodo and Sam, who are on the doorstep of Mount Doom with the One Ring.
Assigned to an abandoned US army outpost on the desolate frontier, Lt. John Dunbar finds himself alone in the vast wilderness. Befriending the very people he's been sent to protect the outpost from, the Sioux Indians, Dunbar slowly comes to revere those he once feared.
The lives of prison guards in the 1930s are forever changed when a black man with a special gift is accused of child murder and sentenced to death row at their penitentiary.
The year is 2013 and the future isn't what it used to be. There are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow - only scattered bands of terrorised survivors in what was once called the United States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule named Bill, a knack for the works of Shakespeare and something he has yet to discover: the power to inspire hope.
One of the most widely discussed and well-received documentaries of the decade, Hoop Dreams, is a powerful and moving film that intimately chronicles the lives of two Chicago teenagers as they struggle with the pressures of potential basketball stardom. For five years, independent filmmakers Steve James, Frederick Marx, and Peter Gilbert recorded both the private moments and public experiences of Arthur Agee and William Gates. The result is both a sympathetic portrait of two human beings and a stunning expose of the system that exploits 'student- athletes.'
The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.
Stunningly photographed and action-packed, Pearl Harbor recalls the events of December 7, 1941 - and the devastating impact the event had on the country - and people's lives. Two boyhood friends, Rafe and Danny, are officers in the Army Air Corps. Rafe soon falls in love with Evelyn, a beautiful and dedicated nurse. As the war escalates, Rafe is sent into battle and is presumed dead after a dangerous assignment. When Danny attempts to comfort Evelyn, the two discover that they both have feelings for each other. However, as their romance blossoms, Rafe returns from the war, but which of the two friends will eventually win Evelyn's heart? Alternative title: Pearl Harbour
This week SBS will be screening Australia's most prestigious short film festival and one of its most iconic cultural events, Tropfest. Founded in 1993 by film director John Polson as a small screening for family and friends at Sydney's Tropicana Cafe, the festival now attracts a live national audience of more than 150,000 people and is hosted at Sydney's Domain in the Royal Botanic Gardens, with live satellite links to outdoor locations across the country.
Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of tearing them apart. Claudio's friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice - by killing his best friend. Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being unacknowledged, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare's wittiest, most lovable pair of lovers.
A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an epic adventure with a spirited group of dwarves and a powerful wizard to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug.
Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus' sacrifice of Tamora's eldest son to appease the ghosts of his dead sons, and his decision to refuse to accept the title of emperor, initiates a terrible cycle of mutilation, rape and murder. And all the while, at the centre of the nightmare, there moves the villainous, self-delighting Aaron. Grotesquely violent and daringly experimental, Titus was the smash hit of Shakespeare's early career, and is written with a ghoulish energy he was never to repeat elsewhere.
A decadent and erotic celebration of the shallowness of humanity, that won Fellini the Palme d'Or, and lifelong international acclaim. Marcello Mastroianni is a gossip columnist who stumbles through a series of nights in search of the next sexual proposition.