• Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
This June, SBS Viceland brings you peace... and a series of cerebral and visceral science fiction films screening on Saturdays.
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1 Jun 2017 - 4:51 PM  UPDATED 9 Jun 2017 - 1:19 PM

Saturday 3 June

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
United States, 1977
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Francois Truffaut
What's it about?
Considered one of the best films ever made about alien visitation to Earth, Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning for Best Cinematography. Power repairman Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) has an extraordinary encounter with a strange spacecraft while out on a call. Recurring visions of a mountain fuel an increasing obsession that drives him to an emotional breaking point. Desperate to understand what he has experienced, he finds an ally in Jillian (Melinda Dillon), a single mother who believes her son has been abducted by the aliens. Meanwhile an international group of scientists led by French expert Claude Lacombe (Francois Truffaut) search for a breakthrough in human-alien communication. Their collective quest culminates in a remote Wyoming rendezvous and an event of unequalled importance in all of human history.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Serenity

11:10PM, SBS VICELAND

M
United States, 2005
Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Language: English, Chinese
Director: Joss Whedon
Starring: Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, David Krumholtz, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Morena Baccarin, Summer Glau, Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher, Gina Torres, Jewel Staite
What's it about?
When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship.

Serenity Review

Serenity

 

Saturday 17 June

Event Horizon

8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
United Kingdom, United States of America, 1997
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Mystery
Language: English, Latin
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan
What's it about?
In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the crew of the "Lewis and Clark" discover the real truth behind its disappearance and something even more terrifying.

Event Horizon Review

Ultraviolet

10:20PM, SBS VICELAND

M
United States, 2006
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Kurt Wimmer
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund, Sebastien Andrieu
What's it about?
In the futuristic world of the late 21st century, Violet (Milla Jovovich) is infected with a virus that gives her superhuman powers and has to protect Six (Cameron Bright), a boy who is thought to be carrying antigens that would destroy all hemophages.

Saturday 24 June

The Fifth Element

8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
France, 1997
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Romance
Language: English
Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Chris Tucker, Tommy Lister, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Bruce Willis
What's it about?
The 23rd century, in a strange and colourful universe where all hope of survival is impossible without the discovery of the Fifth Element, an unusual hero confronts evil to save mankind.

My Favourite Film: The Fifth Element

Soylent Green

10:55PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
United States, 1973 
Genre: Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Richard Fleischer
Starring: Charlon Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotten, Brock Peters, Paula Kelly, Edward G. Robinson
What's it about?
In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.