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Monday 27 February

Teenage Kicks

*PREMIERE* 9:20pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Australia, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Craig Boreham
Starring: Miles Szanto, Daniel Webber, Anni Finsterer, Shari Sebbens
What's it about?
Seventeen year old Miklos Varga's plans to escape his migrant family and run away with his best friend Dan are crushed by the accidental death of his older brother Tomi. Only Mik knows the events that led to this tragedy, and he is suddenly forced to navigate his guilt and explosive sexuality to find the man he can become.

Multicultural love drama Teenage Kicks starts shoot in Sydney
SBS VICELAND: Mardi Gras movie season

Gerontophilia

11:15pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Canada, France, 2013
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Bruce LaBruce
Starring: Pier-Gabriel Lajoie, Walter Borden, Katie Boland, Marie-Hélène Thibault
What's it about?
When 18-year old Lake gets a job in a nursing home, he develops an attraction for an elderly man. Discovering that the patients are being over-medicated to make them easier to manage, Lake decides to help the elderly man escape, resulting in a humorous and heartfelt road trip that strengthens their bond.

 

Tuesday 28 February

Geography Club

11:35pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Language: English
Director: Gary Entin
Starring: Cameron Deane Stewart, Justin Deeley, Meaghan Jette Martin
What's it about?
At Goodkind High School, a group of students of varying sexual orientation form an after-school club a as a discrete way to share their feelings and experiences.

Blue Valentine

12:15am, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams
What's it about?
A story of love found and love lost, told in past and present moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and save their failing marriage.

Blue Valentine: Director Derek Cianfrance
Ratings blue over Blue Valentine
Achieving authenticity Blue Valentine style
Blue Valentine Review

 

Wednesday 1 March

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

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

PG
USA, 2000
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Daniel Anker, Barak Goodman
Narration: Andre Braugher, Frances McDormand, Stanley Tucci
What's it about?
A look at the infamous "Scottsboro Boys" case that occurred in Alabama in 1931, in which nine young black men were convicted in the rape of two white women, despite overwhelming evidence that showed their accusers had falsely accused them.The case was one of the first that shined a spotlight on what many called the "legal lynchings" that occurred in the South whenever blacks were accused of crimes, especially against whites and most especially against white women.

I Love You Phillip Morris

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

MA15+
USA, 2009
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: English
Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Starring: Leslie Mann, Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor
What's it about?
A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.

I Love You Phillip Morris Review: A criminally ignored black comedy.

Madame Sata

11:35pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Brazil, 2002
Genre: Biography, Drama
Language: Portuguese
Director: Karim Ainouz
Starring: Lazaro Ramos, Flavio Bauraqui, Marcelia Cartaxo
What's it about?
A story inspired by the life of one of the most remarkable figures in Brazilian popular culture, Joao Francisco dos Santos. In turn, bandit, transvestite, street fighter, brothel cook, convict and father to seven adopted children, dos Santos – better known as Madame Sata – was also a notorious gay performer who pushed social boundaries in a volatile time.

SBS On Demand: Rainbow Pride movie collection

Our Little Sister

11:50pm, SBS

PG
Japan, 2015
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: Japanese
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Starring: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho
What's it about?
Three sisters Sachi, Yoshino and Chika live together in a large house in the seaside city of Kamakura. When their father absent from the family home for the last 15 years dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy 14-year-old half-sister, Suzu. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings.

Our Little Sister review: The manga adaptation feels overly familiar

 

Thursday 2 March

Fire Song

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

M
Canada, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Adam Garnet Jones
Starring: Mary Galloway
What's it about?
Shane, a gay Anishnabe teenager in Northern Ontario, is struggling to support his family in the aftermath of his sister's suicide. If he fails, he will be forced to choose between his family's home and his own future.

 

Friday 3 March

Brokeback Mountain

8:35pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2005
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Language: English
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams
What's it about?
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee comes an epic story of two young men - a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy - who meet in the summer of 1963, and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.

Ang Lee and James Schamus reflect on 'Brokeback Mountain'
Brokeback Mountain review: A film is so moving it's almost painful

Hemel

11:35pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Netherlands, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: Dutch
Director: Sacha Polak
Starring: Hannah Hoekstra, Hans Dagelet, Rifka Lodeizen
What's it about?
A promiscuous young woman struggles with her emotions when the one man she cares deeply about, her equally restless father, finally finds true love. Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival.

Hemel Review

 

Saturday 4 March

Borat

8:30pm, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2006
Genre: Comedy
Language: Hebrew, English, Kazakh
Director: Larry Charles
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Pamela Anderson, Ken Davitian, Luenell
What's it about?
Sacha Baron Cohen brings his Kazakh journalist character Borat Sagdiyev to the big screen. Borat travels to America to make a documentary. Travelling across the nation, he meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him, exposing prejudices and hypocrisies in American culture.

Fruitvale Station

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

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer
What's it about?
From the Creed director Ryan Coogler, comes the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. 

Fruitvale Station review: Indie drama shines a light on victim of violence

Rampart

10:05pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2011
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: Oren Moverman
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver
What's it about?
Officer Dave Brown is a Vietnam vet and LAPD patrolman with his own sense of justice and morality. He lives with his two ex-wives who happen to be sisters, and picks up random women in alcohol-fuelled benders. However it is an inconvenient time for cops who behave like action heroes; when Brown is caught on tape beating a suspect, his professional and personal lives spiral out of control, and he begins to question his very being.

Why You Should Watch: Rampart
Rampart Review

 

Sunday 5 March

OJ Simpson: Made in America (Part 1 of 5)

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

PG
USA, 2016
Genre: Crime, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ezra Edelman
What's it about?
From Emmy award-winning director Ezra Edelman is this defining cultural tale of modern America - a saga of race, celebrity, media, violence and the criminal justice system. An unforgettable look at a tantalising saga and the trial of the century. Part 1 looks at the turbulent 1960s, as young OJ Simpson rises to fame as a football star first for the USC Trojans, then with the Buffalo Bills in the NFL, and becomes one of the first black celebrities embraced by the white mainstream.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

10:25pm, SBS

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

 

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