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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22 Mar 2016 - 4:32 PM  UPDATED 4 Apr 2016 - 9:51 AM

Monday 28 March

Safety Not Guaranteed

9:50pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2012
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Jake M. Johnson, Mark Duplass
What's it about?
When an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes he’s solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon. Together, they embark on a hilarious, smart, and unexpectedly heartfelt journey that reveals how far believing can take you.

Read Colin Trevorrow interview
Read Mark Duplass interview
Read ★★★★ review

A Teacher

11:25pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2013
Director: Hannah Fidell
Starring: Lindsay Burdge, Will Brittain, Jennifer Prediger
What's it about?
The unraveling of a young high school teacher, Diana, after she begins an affair with one of her teenage students, Eric. What starts as a seemingly innocent fling becomes increasingly complex and dangerous as the beautiful and confident Diana gets fully consumed by her emotions, crossing boundaries and acting recklessly.

 

Tuesday 31 March

Aballay

1:05am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Argentina/Spain, 2010
Director: Fernando Spiner
Starring: Mariana Anghileri, Claudio Rissi, Nazareno Casero, Pablo Cedrón
What's it about?
When gaucho Aballay kills a man during a hold-up, the brutality of the act makes him change his ways. He becomes a local saint, whose benevolence is matched only by his mystery. Ten years later, however, a young man returns, looking for the man who killed his father and intent on getting revenge.

 

Wednesday 30 March

Into the Night

8:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
USA, 1985
Director: John Landis
Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, David Bowie
What's it about?
Ed Okin is an Everyman struggling with insomnia and depression, and the knowledge that his wife is cheating on him. Into his life comes beautiful jewel smuggler, Diana, who pulls him into an exciting game of international intrigue.

SBS 2: Retro Movie Mayhem

Red Dawn

10:40pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 1984
Director: John Milius
Starring: Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey
What's it about?
It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

SBS 2: Retro Movie Mayhem

The Road

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

MA15+
USA, 2009
Director: John Hillcoat
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Guy Pearce
What's it about?
In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father and his son try to survive by any means possible as they slowly travel to the sea. An adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy by the director of The Proposition.

The Road: John Hillcoat interview
My Favourite Film: The Road
The Road Review

 

Thursday 31 March

Yolngu Boy

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

M
Australia, 2001
Genre: Drama
Language: [language]
Director: Stephen Johnson
Starring: Sean Mununggurr, John Sebastian Pilakui, Nathan Daniels
What's it about?
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.

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

Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders

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

M
USA, 2015
Director: Michael Dorsey
What's it about?
Two of the most notorious unsolved cases in the history of American crime – the murders of renowned rap stars Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls – have been the subject of exhaustive investigations, relentless speculation, and a web of conspiracy theories and dark secrets. Featuring interviews with lead detective Greg Kading, witnesses, and information sourced from hundreds of police case files and taped confessions never before shown on film. 

Undertow

11:55pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Peru, 2009
Director: Javier Fuentes-León
Starring: Cristian Mercado, Tatiana Astengo, Manolo Cardona
What's it about?
Miguel is a young fisherman, who's very much appreciated and well integrated into Capo Blanco, a small village with strong Catholic traditions on the northern coast of Peru. Married to Mariela, who is expecting their first child, he is secretly having a passionate affair with Santiago, a handsome and mysterious painter who lives outside the village.

 

Friday 1 April

Naked Ambition

10:55pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Hong Kong, 2014
Director: Lee Kung Lok
Starring: Chapman To, Josie Ho, Tatsumi Yui
What's it about?
When some buddies from Hong Kong come together to finance to a pornographic video production in Japan, it all seems it so easy. But their get rich quick scheme hits a snag when their male lead quits on the first day, forcing one of them to take his place. Wyman reluctantly accepts the role – and surprisingly becomes an adult film star in Japan and at home.

Naked Ambition 3D Review

 

Saturday 2 April

Kirikou and the Men and Women

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

PG
France, 2012
Director: Michel Ocelot
Starring: Romann Berrux, Awa Sene Sarr
What's it about?
Old grandfather shares wonderful tales about Kirikou's childhood, when he helped the men and women from his own village and from other villages, too. Kirikou's courage and intelligence helped the Strong Woman whose roof had been destroyed by Karaba the witch; he used his cunning to find the Old Grouch, lost on the savannah; the secret of the Blue Monster; and the magical powers of music.

Saving Private Ryan

8:40pm, SBS

MA15+
USA, 1998
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore
What's it about?
A realistic re-creation of World War Two's D-day invasion and its aftermath. A veteran brings his family to the American cemetery at Normandy, and a flashback takes Capt. John Miller and GIs to the 1944 approach to Omaha Beach. Miller is ordered to take his squad behind enemy lines on a dangerous mission to find and retrieve one man: Private James Ryan. But some in the group begin to question the logic of losing more lives to save a single soldier.

The Movie Show ★★★★½ review: A fine piece of contemporary filmmaking
Watch interview with Steven Spielberg
SBS: The World's Greatest War Movies season

 

Sunday 3 April

Shooting Dogs

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

MA15+
Germany/UK, 2006
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Starring: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Dominique Horwitz
What's it about?
Two westerners, an exhausted priest and a young idealistic teacher, find themselves caught in the 1994 Rwandan genocide and must choose whether to stay with the thousands about to be massacred or flee to safety.

The Necessities of Life

1:30am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

Canada, 2008
Director: Benoit Pilon
Starring: Natar Ungalaaq, Paul-Andre Brasseur, Antoine Bertrand
What's it about?
Set in 1952. When a sick Inuit hunter becomes despondent after being sent to a hospital in Quebec City, he is introduced to an orphan who serves as a translator and helps him to rediscover his pride and energy. Winner of three awards at the 2008 Montréal World Film Festival, including the Special Grand Prize of the Jury.

The Necessities of Life Review

 

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