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When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS 2, NITV and On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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5 Feb 2016 - 10:02 AM  UPDATED 15 Feb 2016 - 10:10 AM

Monday 8 February

Beneath Clouds

12:00pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Australia, 2002
Director: Ivan Sen
Starring: Dannielle Hall, Damian Pitt
What's it about?
Winner of the 2002 AFI and IF Award for Best Director and Best Cinematography, this film tells the story of Lena, the daughter of an Aboriginal mother and an Irish father; and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw the pair together and with no money or transport, they find themselves relying on each other in order to achieve their personal journeys.

Watch the original Movie Show ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ review: a superb Australian film

Dallas Buyers Club

9:35pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2013
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto
What's it about?
1986, Texas. Homophobic womaniser Ron Woodruff is completely oblivious of AIDS, even as it spreads through the world, terrifying the public. So when Ron contracts HIV, he is blindsided. Given just 30 days to live, he tries in vain to be included in the AZT drug trial. Ron seeks out other untested, alternative medications in Mexico, and establishes an underground network of drug supply for the growing increasing numbers of HIV and AIDS.

Dallas Buyers Club: interview
Dallas Buyers Club Review
SBS 2: Mardi Gras season

The Way He Looks

11:45pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Brazil, 2014
Director: Daniel Ribeiro
Starring: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Selma Egrei, Tess Amorim
What's it about?
Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

SBS 2: Mardi Gras season

 

Tuesday 9 February

The Central Park Five

9:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2012
Director: David McMahon, Sarah Burns, Ken Burns
Starring: Kharey Wise, Kevin Richardson, Michael Warren
What's it about?
This documentary from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles the case, for the first time from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.

Read The Central Park Five Review

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Part 2)

11:00pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Sweden, 2009
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre
What's it about?
Investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired by industrial tycoon Henrik Vanger under the guise of writing a biography of Henrik and the Vanger family, while really investigating the 36-year-old disappearance of Henrik's niece Harriet. He teams up with the introverted and skilled computer hacker Lisbeth Salander.

Strength of character: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo review

 

Wednesday 10 February

Grabbers

8:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Ireland/UK, 2012
Director: Jon Wright
Starring: Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey
What's it about?
The inhabitants of quiet island off the coast of Ireland are helpless when they find themselves under attack by bloodsucking tentacled creatures from the sea, until they discover that the creatures don't attack people who have a high blood alcohol content. Getting drunk seems like the only way to survive and the town soon organises a big party at the local pub.

SBS 2: Monster Movie Mayhem

The Descent

10:10pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
UK, 2005
Director: Neil Marshall
Starring: Natalie Jackson Mendoza, Shauna Macdonald, Alex Reid
What's it about?
On an annual extreme outdoor adventure, six women meet in a remote part of the Appalachians to explore a cave hidden deep in the woods. Far below the surface of the earth disaster strikes when a rock fall blocks their exit and there's no way out. The women push on praying for another exit but there is something else lurking under the earth.

SBS 2: Monster Movie Mayhem

Dancing in Jaffa

11:05pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
Germany, 2013
Director: Hilla Medalia
Starring: Pierre Dulaine
What's it about?
Pierre Dulaine, an internationally renowned ballroom dancer, is starting to fulfill his life long dream - to take his program Dancing Classrooms to Jaffa, where he was born. He is teaching 10-year-old Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Jewish children to dance together. Pierre recognizes that the future is built by children. By breaking the syndrome of hatred, he will change their lives, and hopefully, the community around them.

Kandahar

12:40am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
Iran, 2001
Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Starring: Niloufar Pazira, Hassan Tantai, Ike Ogut
What's it about?
A visually magnificent, but emotionally horrifying view of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. An Afghani-born Canadian resident goes to Afghanistan in the midst of war in search of her suicidal sister. Winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at Cannes in 2001, and nominated for the Palme d’Or.

Kandahar ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ Review

The Truck

2:15am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
South Korea, 2008
Director: Kwon Hyung-jin
Starring: Yu Hae-jin, Jin Goo and Lee Jun-ha
What's it about?
Chul-min, who is a simple truck driver, takes on an unusual delivery job to raise money for his daughter's operation. During his journey he picks up a stranded police officer who claims to be on the trail of a serial killer. But when Chul-min unravels the real identity of his passenger, his nightmare begins.

 

Thursday 11 February

Beauty: Nosilatiaj

8:00pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

G
Argentina, 2012
Director: Daniela Seggiaro
Starring: Rosmeri Segundo, Sasa Sharet Isabel Mendoza
What's it about?
Set in the north of Argentina. Yolanda, a young girl of Wichi origin, tells in her native language (Wichi Lhämtes), the story of how, as a family maid in a "criollo" home, she has her hair unjustly cut: this is her most particular trait, her beauty. This event jeopardizes her cultural ties with the "criollo" world and defines her destiny.

Terms and Conditions May Apply

10:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2013
Director: Cullen Hoback
Starring: Leigh Bryan, Raymond Kurzweil, Moby, Mark Zuckerberg
What's it about?
Have you ever read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies connected to every website you visit, phone call you make, or app you use? Of course you haven’t. But those agreements allow corporations to do things with your personal information you could never even imagine. This film explores the intent hidden within these ridiculous agreements, and reveals what corporations and governments are legally taking from you and the outrageous consequences that result from clicking “I accept.”

Farewell, My Queen

12:05am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
France, 2012
Director: Benoét Jacquot
Starring: Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen
What's it about?
Based on the best-selling novel by Chantal Thomas, Farewell, My Queen chronicles the final days of the French monarchy as seen through the eyes of one of Marie Antoinette’s ladies-in-waiting. Sidonie is a seemingly innocent but shrewd servant to guileless Marie Antoinette, working her way into her mistress favours before Revolution hijacks her fate.

Farewell, My Queen: Benoit Jacquot interview
Farewell, My Queen ★ ★ ★ ★ Review

 

Friday 12 February

Journey to the West

9:30pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
China, 2013
Director: Stephen Chow, Chi-kin Kwok
Starring: Chi-kin Kwok, and stars Zhang Wen, Qi Shu, Bo Huang
What's it about?
A legendary classic mythology based on the famous 'four’, Xuan Zang, Sun Wukong (widely known as 'Monkey King’), Pig demon and Water demon. The story tells of how Xuan Zang tames his three disciples and the four embark on a journey to the west to repent for their sins and in search of the Buddhist Sutra and enlightenment. They are however faced with numerous challenges with fighting all kinds of demons & temptations. 

Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons Review
SBS: Lunar New year Season

Wrong Side of the Road

10:00pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Australia, 1980
Director: Ned Lander
Starring: Ronnie Ansell, Peter Butler, Franco Carli
What's it about?
Port Adelaide to Point Pearce. Cars, cops, cattle stations and driving rock and reggae. Two days in the lives of Aboriginal bands, Us Mob and No Fixed Address. These were two of the first Aboriginal bands to be writing in a contemporary style about their own lives and playing to a wide audience. In the film the band members play themselves and the events of the film are based on their real life experiences and those of their community.

Us

12:00am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Sweden, 2013
Director: Mani Maserrat Agah
Starring: Gustaf Skarsgard, Anna Åström, Rebecca Ferguson, Sten Ljunggren
What's it about?
This is a story of Ida and Krister. It's about a relationship that goes to hell. They are both crazy in love but manage to strangle the supply of oxygen and adapt to each other in a way that will lead to catastrophic consequences.

 

Saturday 13 February

The Illusionist

6:00pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
France, 2010
Director: Sylvain Chomet
Starring: Eilidh Rankin, Jean-Claude Donda
What's it about?
Details the story of a dying breed of stage entertainer whose thunder is being stolen by emerging rock stars. Forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theaters, garden parties and bars, he meets a young fan who changes his life forever.

The Illusionist Review
SBS 2: All-Ages Adventures season

The Hours

8:30pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2002
Director: Stephen Daldry
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore
What's it about?
The story of how the novel 'Mrs. Dalloway' affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with a suicide in their lives. Nominated for nine Academy Awards in 2003, including a Best Actress win for Nicole Kidman.

The Hours Review
SBS: The Oscar Race season

Black Caesar

9:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 1973
Director: Larry Cohen
Starring: Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, Art Lund, D'Urville Martin
What's it about?
Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the racist society around him, both criminal and straight, he sees the acquisition of power as the solution to his rage.

 

Sunday 14 February

White Tuft the Little Beaver

5:30pm, NITV

G
France, 2008
Director: Philippe Calderon
Starring: Benoît Brière, André Dussollier
What's it about?
After one of her babies gets lost in the forest, a mother beaver searches frantically for him, while he is rescued by an unlikely ally.

SBS 2: All-Ages Adventures season

Monty Python's Life of Brian

9:25pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
UK, 1979
Director: Terry Jones
Starring: John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones
What's it about?
Monty Python tells the story of Brian (Graham Chapman), a reluctant would-be messiah who rises to prominence as a result of a series of absurd and truly hilarious circumstances providing ample opportunity for the entire ensemble to shine in multiple roles as they mock everyone and everything from ex lepers, Pontius Pilate and the art of haggling to crazy prophets, Roman centurions and crucifixion.

Jedda

9:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
Australia, 1955
Director: Charles Chauvel
Starring: Ngarla Kunoth, Robert Tudawali, Betty Suttor, Paul Reynall
What's it about?
An aboriginal girl is brought up by a white family that adopts her. As a young woman, she is mysteriously drawn to go "Walkabout" as people of her tribe have for hundreds of years.

Read: Australian film's first multihyphenate: Charles Chauvel
Watch: The chant of Jimmy Blacksmith: one of Quentin Tarantino's favourite Australian movies

 

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