• 52 Tuesdays (2013) (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
Can't make it to the Mardi Gras celebrations this Saturday? Get in the spirit with these LGBTQI-themed movies celebrating love, friendship and tolerance all night on Saturday 5 March on SBS 2.
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3 Mar 2016 - 1:54 PM  UPDATED 7 Mar 2016 - 11:05 AM

Start the evening with a bow to our Queen Priscilla on SBS:

Watch 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' on SBS at 8:30pm
SBS: Aussie Classics season
Celebrate Australian cinema with our fabulous season of homegrown movie classics every Saturday nights on SBS.

Then switch to SBS 2 for your Marathon:

 

52 Tuesdays

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

MA15+
Australia, 2014
Director: Sophie Hyde
Starring: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbert-Jane, Danica Moors
What's it about?
This award-winning debut feature by South Australian director Sophie Hyde, follows teenager Billie (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), as she adapts to her mother (Del Herbert-Jane)'s gender transition, over the course of weekly visits. The 16-year-old reluctantly finds her path towards independence is greatly accelerated. 52 Tuesdays refers to both the film's title and a summary of its production process, as it was shot once a week for a year, gathering the performers on the same terms as the characters in the story.

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

 

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.

 

Circumstance

2:05am, SBS 2
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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 and Shireen, experiment with their sexuality. But the strict government, and Atafeh’s brutish drug-addict brother, threaten to tear their blossoming relationship apart.  A beautifully-crafted film that gives an insight into modern Tehran's youth culture. 

Circumstance ★★★★ review

 

Find out more on all things Mardi Gras on our official page: www.sbs.com.au/mardigras

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