• The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
Celebrate Australian cinema with our fabulous season of homegrown movie classics every Saturday nights on SBS.
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1 Mar 2016 - 3:52 PM  UPDATED 14 Mar 2016 - 5:10 PM

Saturday 5 March

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

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

(Australia, comedy/drama/LGBTQI, 1994)

M
Director: Stephan Elliott
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter
What's it about?
This exhilarating and poignant national gem follows two drag queens and a transgender woman on a road trip to Alice Spring. In their bus, named Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. The choreographs, costumes, beautiful Australian landscapes and fantastic acting will ensure you a great time. "Thoroughly captivating and utterly disarming," according to David Stratton.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert ★★★★ review: You'd have to be very straight laced not to like it

 

Saturday 12 March

Kenny

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

(Australia, comedy, 2006)

M
Director: Clayton Jacobson
Starring: Shane Jacobson, Clayton Jacobson, Ronald Jacobson, David Michôd
What's it about?
This much-loved mockumentary quickly reached cult status when it came out in 2006, thanks to its irresistible toilet humour and its endearing hero Kenny, a no non-sense all-round good bloke played by Shane Jacobson. From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers portaloos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in shining overalls taking care of business with his faithful 'Splashdown' crew.

 

Saturday 19 March

Shine

8:30pm, SBS

(Australia, 1996, drama)

PG
Director: Scott Hicks
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Sonia Todd, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Noah Taylor
What's it about?
Based on the true story of Australian piano prodigy David Helfgott, played by Geoffrey Rush in his Oscar-winning role (watch his acceptance speech here), this inspirational and emotional film follows his journey from a childhood dominated by an overbearing father to his nervous breakdown as a young adult (played by Noah Taylor). Years later, while still a patient at a mental institution, he starts playing at a nearby restaurant, which steers him back on the path of a professional musician career.

 

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