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26 Feb 2016 - 12:05 PM  UPDATED 7 Mar 2016 - 2:47 PM

Monday 29 February

Concussion

9:20pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2013
Director: Stacie Passon
Starring: Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky
What's it about?
Follows the erotic journey of forty-something Abby, a lesbian housewife who becomes a high-end escort to escape her passionless marriage. Her double life proves liberating until a woman from her own social circle becomes a client. Winner of the Teddy Jury Award at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival.

SBS 2: Mardi Gras season

52 Tuesdays

11:05pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Australia, 2014
Director: Sophie Hyde
Starring: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Sam Althuizen, Imogen Archer
What's it about?
In this surprising and touching film, 16-year-old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons. Winner of the Crystal Bear 'Generation 14plus - Best Film' at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival.

52 Tuesdays: Sophie Hyde interview
The extraordinary story behind 52 Tuesdays
52 Tuesdays Review

 

Tuesday 1 March

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Part 1)

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

MA15+
Denmark, 2009
Director: Daniel Alfredson
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Annika Hallin, Michael Nyqvist
What's it about?
The conclusion to the Millennium Trilogy finds computer hacker Lisbeth Salander confined in a prison hospital after being shot and critically injured. Set to face trial for attempted murder upon her recovery, Lisbeth must uncover the shocking truth that lies at the tangled heart of the intrigue that surrounds her. Reluctantly accepting the help of Mikael Blomkvist, she must prove her innocence while confronting powerful enemies and her own mysterious past.

 

Wednesday 2 March

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

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

PG
USA, 1989
Director: Stephen Herek
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin
What's it about?
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter star in the most outrageous comedy in the history of history. Two slacker airheads, who are about to fail their history class, are given the chance to take an epic trip through time in order to help them ace their final exam, with the help of Napoleon, Beethoven, Socrates, Billy the Kid and Abraham Lincoln.

Peggy Sue Got Married

10:10pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 1986
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Barry Miller
What's it about?
Peggy Sue Bodell attends her 25-year high school reunion after separating from her cheating husband, Charlie. She regrets the decisions she has made in her life, such as getting pregnant by Charlie in high school. When she faints at the reunion, she wakes up in 1960…and is given the chance to relive her life. Nominated for three Academy Awards in 1987, including Best Actress.

Paris-Manhattan

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

PG
France, 2012
Director: Sophie Lellouche
Starring: Alice Taglioni, Patrick Bruel, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
What's it about?
Idealistic pharmacist Alice is obsessed with the movies of Woody Allen. She continually quotes lines from his films, engages in imaginary conversations, and even prescribes her customers his classic works to help alleviate their ailments. Alice’s increasingly concerned Jewish parents hope to cure her fixation by setting her up with a handsome French gentleman, but even he quickly realises that he’s no match for the man of her dreams.

Paris-Manhattan Review

 

Thursday 3 March

Beatriz's War

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

M
East Timor, 2013
Director: Luigi Acquisto, Bety Reis
Starring: Irim Tolentino
What's it about?
East Timor's award-winning first feature film is the haunting, passionate story of one woman's conviction to remain true to the man she loves and the country for which she fought. Sixteen years after Beatriz's husband disappeared during a brutal massacre by occupying Indonesian forces, she is troubled by his return. Is this mysterious stranger her husband or an imposter?

 

Friday 4 March

The Big Blue

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

M
France, 1988
Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette
What's it about?
The highest-grossing French film of the 1980s, Luc Besson's cult hit follows Jacques and Enzo - a pair of friends who have been close since childhood, and who share a passion for the dangerous sport of free diving. In adulthood, however, their rivalry spurs them both on to deeper and deadlier dives. Nominated for Best Film at the 1989 César Awards.

SBS: Luc Besson season

Armour of God

10:20pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Hong Kong, 1986
Director: Jackie Chan
Starring: Jackie Chan, Alan Tam, Rosamund Kwan
What's it about?
Jackie Chan stars as Asian Hawk, an Indiana Jones-style adventurer looking to make a fortune in exotic antiquities. After Hawk discovers a mysterious sword in Africa, a band of Satan-worshipping monks kidnap his ex-girlfriend Lorelei, demanding the sword as ransom as well as other pieces of the legendary Armour of God - a magical outfit dating back to the Crusades.

 

Saturday 5 March

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

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

M
Australia, 1994
Director: Stephan Elliott
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter
What's it about?
Two drag queens and a transgender woman are invited to take their drag cabaret act to Alice Springs. Each jump at the chance to escape their domestic problems in Sydney and cross the desert. The 'girls' attempt to overcome prejudice, find meaning, and discover love, on their trip in the big lavender bus.

Watch The Movie Show ★★★★ review: You'd have to be very straight laced not to like it
SBS: Aussie Classics season

Get on the Bus

9:30pm, NITV

M
USA, 1996
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Ossie Davis, Charles S. Dutton, Andre Braugher, Wendell Pierce
What's it about?
A group of African-American men embark on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial background, and a White bus driver, all make the trek discussing issues surrounding the march, manhood, religion, politics, and race.

52 Tuesdays

10:20pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS on Demand

MA15+
Australia, 2014

Director: Sophie Hyde
Starring: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Sam Althuizen, Imogen Archer
What's it about?
Billie is a teenager whose mother has just announced her plan to gender transition, and that their time together must now be limited to Tuesday afternoons. The 16-year-old reluctantly finds her path towards independence is greatly accelerated.

52 Tuesdays: Sophie Hyde interview
The extraordinary story behind 52 Tuesdays
52 Tuesdays Review
SBS 2: Mardi Gras Movie Marathon

Kiss Me

12:05am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Sweden, 2011
Director: Alexandra-Therese Keining
Starring: Ruth Vega Fernandez, Liv Mjönes, Krister Henriksson
What's it about?
Love comes along at the most unexpected times, in the most unexpected ways. When Mia meets Frida she is about to announce her engagement to Tim. Unlike Frida, who is openly gay, Mia has led a straight life – so when Frida captures her attention it is quite a shock. To make matters more complicated, through their parents’ engagement, Mia and Frida are about to become stepsisters. But sometimes love is unavoidable.

SBS 2: Mardi Gras Movie Marathon

Circumstance

2:05am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
France/USA/Iran, 2011
Director:
 Maryam Keshavarz
Starring: 
Reza Sixo Safai, Sarah Kazemy, Nikohl Boosheri
What's it about?
In Tehran's underground art scene, two teenagers, Atafeh (Nikohl Boosheri) and Shireen (Sarah Kazemy), experiment with their sexuality. Meanwhile, Mehran (Reza Sixo Safai), Atafeh's prodigal son brother, leaves behind his life as a classical musician when he returns home from drug rehab.

Circumstance ★★★★ review
SBS 2: Mardi Gras Movie Marathon

 

Sunday 6 March

Yolngu Boy

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

M
Australia, 2001
Director: Stephen Johnson
Starring: Nathan Daniels, John Sebastian Pilakui, Sean Mununggurr
What's it about?
The coming-of-age of three Aboriginal boys in Arnhem Land who inhabit two cultures at once - that of North-East Arnhem Land and also western culture. Botj, Lorrpu and Milika are three Yolngu teenagers who once shared a dream of becoming great hunters. Now aged 14, only Lorrpu hasn't diverged. Botj is a lost soul in trouble with the law, and Milika is more interested in football and girls. One of the central themes of the film is the divide between the prosperity-driven, materialistic western ideal of life and the everyday reality faced by young Aborigines.

The Movie Show ★★★★ review: A truly impressive film

Growing Up Trans

10:40pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
USA, 2016
Director: Miri Navasky, Karen O’Connor
What's it about?
Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning too, with new medical options, and at younger and younger ages. This documentary takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.

SBS On Demand: Five fabulous queer docos for your Mardi Gras week
SBS On Demand: Rainbow Pride collection

The Case Against 8

12:20am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
USA, 2014
Director: Ben Cotner, Ryan White
What's it about?
A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the centre of the same-sex marriage controversy.

 

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