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31 Jan 2017 - 12:06 PM  UPDATED 9 Feb 2017 - 3:34 PM

Monday 6 February

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

9:25pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Australia, 1994
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgender, Queer, Music
Language: English
Director: Stephan Elliott
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter
What's it about?
When Sydney-based drag queen Anthony agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow cross-dresser Adam and transsexual Bernadette to come along. In their bus, named Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. But when the other two performers learn the truth about why Anthony took the job, it threatens their act and their friendship. Winner of Best Costume Design at the 1995 Academy Awards.

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

Tangerine

11:20pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2015
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Sean Baker
Starring: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian, James Ransone
What's it about?
It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee  is back on the block after 28 days in prison. When she hears that her pimp boyfriend has cheated on her while she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumour. Their odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity.

 

Tuesday 7 February

Love Crime

10:15pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
France, 2010
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Language: French
Director: Alain Corneau
Starring: Ludivine Sagnier, Kristin Scott Thomas
What's it about?
Kristen Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier star in this psychosexual thriller following two women who would literally kill to get to the top of the corporate ladder. Christine is a ruthless and sadistic business executive who uses everyone around her, while Isabelle is her young, intelligent assistant who is routinely humiliated. When the abuse goes too far, Isabelle finds herself dangerously capable of doing something she never thought she'd do.

Love Crime Review

Dead Man Walking

1:10am, SBS

MA15+
UK, USA, 1995
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Tim Robbins
Starring: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry
What's it about?
Based on a true story, this is a powerful and thought-provoking film which explores the issue of capital punishment. Sister Helen Prejean, a nun and teacher living in rural Louisiana, agrees to serve as spiritual counsellor for a prisoner who is scheduled to be executed for the rape and murder of two teenagers. Winner of the 1996 Academy Award for Best Actress (Susan Sarandon).

Dead Man Walking review

 

Wednesday 8 February

Streets of Fire

9:25pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1984
Genre: Action, Thriller, Music
Language: English
Director: Walter Hill
Starring: Michael Pare, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Willem Dafoe
What's it about?
Tom Cody and Ellen Aim grew up in the Chicago, street fighting 'Richmond District'. They used to be in love, but haven't seen each other in a few years. Ellen, now a beautiful, young rock singer, has been kidnapped by Racen and his gang. Ellen's manager Billy Fish hires Tom to save her, but he's in for a surprise.

Fright Night

11:10pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1985
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Tom Holland
Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse
What's it about?
Meet Jerry Dandridge. He's sweet, sexy, and he likes to sleep in late. You might think he's the perfect neighbour. But before inviting Jerry in for a nightcap, there's just one thing you should know. Jerry prefers his drinks warm, red and straight from the jugular.

Lore

11:50pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Germany, Australia, UK, 2012
Genre: Drama, War
Language: German
Director: Cate Shortland
Starring: Saskia-Sophie Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina, Nele Trebs
What's it about?
As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.

SBS On Demand: Cate Shortland double bill
Lore Review

 

Thursday 9 February

The Dead Lands

9:30pm, NITV
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
New Zealand, 2014
Genre: Action
Language: Italian, Maori
Director: Toa Fraser
Starring: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka
What's it about?
After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, the teenage son of a slain Maori chieftain looks to avenge his father's murder and bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones.

Not Quite Hollywood

10:50pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Australia, 2008
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Mark Hartley
Starring: Dennis Hopper, Graeme Blundell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Quentin Tarantino
What's it about?
Not Quite Hollywood is an eye-popping celebration of Australian cult films of the '70s and early '80s. It documents an era when Australian cinema got its gear off and flashed the world a full-frontal explosion of sex, violence, horror and foot-to-the-floor action. Features film clips and outrageous anecdotes from Ozploitation fans and survivors, including Quentin Tarantino, Dennis Hopper, Jamie Lee Curtis and Barry Humphries.

Watch interview with director Mark Hartley

The House under the Water

11:55pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
Iran, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Persian-Farsi
Director: Sepideh Farsi
Starring: Masoud Rayegany, Bijan Emkanian
What's it about?
Morteza, in his fifties and just out of jail, is trying to rebuild his life. However, when he is implicated in the drowning death of a child, he is instantly assumed to be guilty. Taher, the police officer assigned to the case, first believes in his guilt, but later becomes obsessed with proving Morteza's innocence.

 

Friday 10 February

Million Dollar Baby

8:30pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2004
Genre: Drama, Sport
Language: English
Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman
What's it about?
A hardened boxing trainer is taken by surprise when an incredibly determined young women (Hilary Swank) wants him to train her. Won over by her sheer determination, he begrudgingly takes her on. 

Million Dollar Baby Review
SBS: The Oscar Race Movie Season

The Last Dragon

11:15pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1985
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Michael Schultz
Starring: Taimak, Julius Carry, Vanity
What's it about?
A young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way he must fight an evil martial arts expert and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter.

SBS VICELAND: Kung-fu Movie Season

Blind

11:30pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Netherlands, Norway, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language:
Director: Eskil Vogt
Starring: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali
What's it about?
Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home – a place where she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts. After a while, Ingrid starts to feel the presence of her husband in the flat when he is supposed to be at work. At the same time, her lonely neighbour who has grown tired of even the most extreme pornography shifts his attention to a woman across the street.

 

Saturday 11 February

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2003
Genre: Action, Martial Arts, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah
What's it about?
The Bride was once part of a group of world-class female assassins until her employer and husband, Bill, and other members of the group turn against her and have her shot. Five years later, she awakens from her coma. She heads off around the world seeking revenge with plans to kill each person involved, saving Bill for the grand finale.

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Review
SBS VICELAND: Tarantino Movie Season

Planet Terror

10:35pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2007
Genre: Horror, Action, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Rose McGowan, Josh Brolin, Freddy Rodriguez, Bruce Willis
What's it about?
After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it's up to a rag-tag group of survivors to survive the night and stop the so-called "sickos" to take over the whole town and the world.

Planet Terror: A mismatched group of people try to survive an onslaught of zombies

 

Sunday 12 February

Drunktown's Finest

9:30pm, NITV
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Sydney Freeland
Starring: Jeremiah Bitsui, Kiowa Gordon, Shauna Baker, MorningStar Angeline
What's it about?
On a desolate Navajo reservation in New Mexico, three young people – a college-bound, devout Christian; a rebellious and angry father-to-be; and a gorgeous, promiscuous transsexual - strive to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation, and find love and acceptance.

Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (Part 2)

12:00am, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Alex Gibney
Starring: Frank Sinatra, Gina Gershon, Christine Baranski, Vincent D'Onofrio
What's it about?
An up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along with commentary from those closest to him, the documentary weaves the music and images from Sinatra’s life together with rarely seen footage of his famous 1971 “Retirement Concert” in Los Angeles. The film’s narrative is shaped by Sinatra’s song choices for that concert, which Gibney interprets as the singer’s personal guide through his own life.

 

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