Get in the spirit of Mardi Gras with a great batch of indie movies that deal with coming out and living it up. First week of March on SBS 2 and SBS On Demand.
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SBS Movies

21 Jan 2015 - 9:58 AM  UPDATED 9 Mar 2015 - 12:04 PM

Monday March 2, 9:30pm

The Way He Looks

(Brazil, drama/romance)
WATCH IT NOW AT SBS ON DEMAND

Director: Daniel Ribeiro
Starring: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim
What's it about?
A warm Brazilian coming-of-age movie about Leonardo, a blind teenager searching for independence, together with his best friend Giovana. His life changes completely with the arrival of new student Gabriel, and with him, a rollercoaster of emotions. A compassionate and delicate look at disability and teen sexuality.

 

Tuesday March 3, 10:15pm

Zoe.Misplaced

(Australia, comedy/drama/romance)
WATCH IT NOW AT SBS ON DEMAND

Director: Mekelle Mills
Starring: Hannah Raven Smith, Kaska Zielinski, Clementine Mills

What's it about?
Filmed in Sydney's inner-city suburb of Newtown on a $8,000 budget raised via crowdfunding, this first feature movie by Mekelle Mills follows 20-year-old Zoe, whose regimented life is turned upside down when she unexpectedly falls in love. She soon finds herself facing a series of choices whose outcomes not only impact on her independence, but on the relationships with those most important to her. 

 

Wednesday March 4, 10:10pm

Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings

(Philippines, comedy)
WATCH IT NOW AT SBS ON DEMAND

Director: Jade Castro
Starring: Martin Escudero, Lauren Young, Kerbie Zamora
What's it about?
In this over-the-top horror comedy hailing from the Philippines, main character Remington is a slacker whose main interests lay with booze and girls, until he meets Hannah. Suddenly, he is becoming neater, nicer, and more sensitive... and starts developing feelings for his best buddy, Jigs. To top it all off, he must deal with a serial killer on a rampage against gay men, and fabulous zombies roaming the streets. Silly and hilarious.

 

Thursday March 5, 10:35pm

Open Up To Me

(Finland, drama/romance)
WATCH IT NOW AT SBS ON DEMAND

Director: Simo Halinen
Starring: Leea Klemola, Peter Franzén, Ria Kataja
What's it about?
Actress Leea Klemola was widely praised for her moving performance as Maarit, a beautiful Trans woman who is  estranged from her wife and daughter. Her budding relationship with a soccer coach and family man adds new complications, as Maarit faces compounding prejudice as she tries to find her way in the world. 

 

Friday March 6, 8:30pm

Appropriate Behaviour

(UK, comedy)
WATCH IT NOW AT SBS ON DEMAND

Director: Desiree Akhavan
Starring: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Scott Adsit
What's it about?
In this Brooklyn-based indie comedy, twenty-something hipster Shirin (played by Desiree Akhavan, who also wrote and directed the movie) finds it hard to reconcile being the daughter of a traditional family of Persian heritage and her identity as a young bisexual woman. After failing to come out to her family, Shirin is dumped by her girlfriend Maxine, and endeavours to rebound with a series of sexual adventures.
(Official Selection at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.)

 

Friday March 6, 10:05pm

Geography Club

(USA, comedy/drama)
WATCH IT NOW AT SBS ON DEMAND

Director: Gary Entin
Starring: Cameron Deane Stewart, Meaghan Martin, Justin Deeley 
What's it about?
Based on Brent Hartinger's best-selling novel about sexual identity among suburban teens. Feel-good teen movie Geography Club follows a group of students at Goodkind High School, who aren't quite ready to come out. They form an after-school study group to act as a front for their LGBT support group.

 

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
March 8, SBS2 8.30pm