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When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS VICELAND, NITV and SBS On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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24 Apr 2018 - 4:18 PM  UPDATED 24 Apr 2018 - 4:18 PM

MONDAY 30 APRIL 

Hoop Dreams
12:00PM, NITV (repeats 9:30PM & then 12:00PM Tues 1 May)

M
USA, 1994
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Steve James
What's it about?
Follows two young African-American men through their high school years as they perfect their skills in basketball in the hopes of getting a college scholarship and eventually play in the NBA. Regularly cited as one of the greatest documentary films ever made, and selected by renowned American film critic Roger Ebert as the best film of the 1990's.

Hoop Dreams - Review

Wolf Children
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
Japan, 2012
Genre: Fantasy, Animation/3D
Language: Japanese
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Starring:  Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Ohsawa, Haru Kuroki
What's it about?
Hana was a student before she was a mother; bright and pretty, and her future held endless possibilities. Then she met a man, who turned out to be a wolf, and together they built a family. Hana loved him fiercely, but fate took him from her, leaving her alone with two unusual kids she didn't know how to raise. Frightened of being discovered, Hana and her wolf children fled to the countryside to build a new life. Hana wasn't always a mother, but it was always what she was meant to be. From acclaimed animator Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars).

50/50
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2011
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Levine
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anjelica Huston, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anna Kendrick
What's it about?
Adam (Gordon-Levitt) is a 27-year-old writer of radio programs and is diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. With the help of his best friend (Rogen), his mother (Huston), and a young therapist at the cancer center, Adam learns who and what the most important things in his life are. Nominated for two 2011 Golden Globes in the Comedy/Musical categories: Best Actor (Gordon-Levitt) and Best Picture.

50/50 Review
Why the non-toxic male relationships of '50/50' matter

After Hours
10:25PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1985
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Catherine O'Hara, Teri Garr, Linda Fiorentino
What's it about?
When an uptown New Yorker innocently meets a downtown girl, he's uncontrollably drawn into a vortex of wild, malevolent and paranoid adventures. Paul Hackett's (Dunne) terrible night happens in the SoHo area of downtown Manhattan when he goes on a date with Marcy (Arquette). Nothing in his humdrum life as a word processor has prepared him for his surreal encounters soon to occur. A rare comedy from legendary director Martin Scorsese, which has grown in reputation despite its initial box office failure.

Martin Scorsese's 1985 dark comedy After Hours airs 12:00PM midday this Friday, 10th May.

TUESDAY 1 MAY

Black Heaven
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2010
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: French
Director: Gilles Marchand
Starring: Melvil Poupaud, Louise Bourgoin, Pierre Niney
What's it about?
Gaspard and Marion, two teenagers in love, come across a lost phone and decide to find its owner. They discover him dead in a mysterious suicide ceremony, and become lured into a dangerously addictive game.

Pervert Park
10:20PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Denmark, Sweden, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Frida Barkfors, Lasse Barkfors
What's it about?
Florida Justice Transitions is home to 120 convicted sex offenders. Like in many other U.S. states, sex offenders are not allowed to live within 1000 feet of places frequented by children. Because of this, many sex offenders live under bridges or in woods – or in the trailer park Florida Justice Transitions – known as Pervert Park. The crimes committed by the residents range from simple misdemeanors to horrendous acts unbearable to contemplate.

Prison Dogs
1:10AM, SBS

M
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Perri Peltz, Geeta Gandbhir
What's it about?
Incarcerated for murder and armed robbery, hardened New York criminals learn to love again by raising puppies behind bars. In this inspirational tale, three selected prisoners battle self-doubt, anger and regret in their attempt to transform dependent pups into service dogs for injured US veterans. Bound together by fate, this uniquely vulnerable trio of puppy, prisoner and veteran come to discover the redemptive power of second chances.

WEDNESDAY 2 MAY

How I Ended This Summer
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Russia, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Russian
Director: Aleksei Popogrebsky
Starring: Grigoriy Dobrygin, Sergei Puskepalis
What's it about?
In the isolation of a Russian Arctic island, two men carry out their work at a meteorological station. Sergei, a gruff man in his fifties, has been joined by fresh-faced Pavel for the rest of the summer. The two men have little in common, and tend to keep to themselves. That all changes when Sergei is out fishing one day, and Pavel receives distressing news about Sergei’s family. Deciding to keep the news a secret, their relationship is torn apart by lies and suspicion against a lonely backdrop of desolate cliffs and icy winds. Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival.

How I Ended This Summer Review

8 Mile
9:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2002
Genre: Music, Drama
Language: English
Director: Curtis Hanson
Starring: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer, Kim Basinger
What's it about?
Rap star Eminem stars in this semi-autobiographical tale of a young white MC rising in the hip-hop scene of 1995 Detroit. Filled with scintillating rap battles (including the famed performance of the Oscar-winning hit song "Lose Yourself") and directed with gritty realism by Academy Award-winner Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential, Wonder Boys).

8 Mile review: Go back to where it all started

Jimi: All Is By My Side
11:40PM, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, 2013
Genre: Music, Drama, Biography
Language: English
Director: John Ridley
Starring: Andre Benjamin, Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots, Ruth Negga
What's it about?
OutKast's Andre 3000 stars in a flawless performance as the iconic Jimi Hendrix in the directorial debut of the Oscar-winning writer of 12 Years a Slave, John Ridley. In 1966, an unknown guitarist named James Hendrix leaves New York for London, changes his name to Jimi and begins to make his mark in the world of rock music. With his defining performance at Monterey Pop festival still a year away, Hendrix learns the tricks of the trade before eventually transforming into a triumphant icon of sixties counterculture.

Jimi: All is by My Side Review

A Little Chaos
12:00AM, SBS

M
UK, 2014
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Alan Rickman
Starring: Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jennifer Ehle
What's it about?
The world’s greatest landscape architect, Le Notre (Schoenaerts) - designer of the Versailles gardens - is unfulfilled in love. Madame Sabine de Bara (Winslet) is pioneering and fiercely independent - her visionary ideas for design seem anarchic to King Louis’ (Rickman) formal court. It takes a little chaos for nature to blossom and love to heal and ignite.

THURSDAY 3 MAY

Medianeras
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Argentina, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Gustavo Taretto
Starring: Javier Drolas, Pilar López de Ayala
What's it about?
Martin and Mariana live quite close to each other in Buenos Aires. The chances of them meeting are slim however, because Martin rarely leaves his shoe-box apartment, preferring to connect with the world by internet. He blames the city's architects for the dehumanising of his environment. Mariana's fear of lifts is a distinct handicap in this high-rise world, although she's more metropolis-friendly than her nearby neighbour.

Boy
9:30PM, NITV

M
New Zealand, 2010
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: James Rolleston, Taika Waititi, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Mavis Paenga
What's it about?
Boy is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives with his brother Rocky, a tribe of deserted cousins and his Nan. Boy's other hero, his father, Alamein, is the subject of Boy's fantasies, and he imagines him as a deep sea diver, ware hero and a close relation of Michael Jackson. In reality, he's "in the can for robbery". When Alamein comes home after seven years away, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered, find his own potential and learn to get along without the hero he had been hoping for. From Taika Waititi, director of Hunt For The Wilderpeople and Thor: Ragnarok.

Boy review: A rose-coloured ode to the '80s

The Snows of Kilimanjaro
12:15AM, SBS

M
USA, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Robert Guédiguian
Starring: Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meylan
What's it about?
Despite losing his job, Michel lives happily with Marie-Claire. They have been in love for more than 30 years. Their children and grandchildren delight them. But this happiness will be shattered along with their French window by two young men, armed and masked, who beat them, tie them up, snatch their wedding rings and flee with their credit cards. The shock will be all the more violent when they discover that this brutal attack was organised by one of the young workers laid off at the same time as Michel, by one of their own people.

The Snows of Kilimanjaro Review

FRIDAY 4 MAY

The Names of Love
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2010
Genre: Comedy
Language: French, Greek, Arabic
Director: Michel Leclerc
Starring: Sara Forestier, Jacques Gamblin, Zinedine Soualem
What's it about?
Baya (Forestier) is a free-spirited leftist from Algeria with a provocative personality and a love of flirting. Her method for converting the rightwing politicians involves seducing them into sleeping with her. All is going well, until she meets Arthur (Gamblin), who is uptight, has a Jewish family and conservative attitude. When they meet, differences unite and sparks fly.

The Secret of Kells
8:00PM, NITV

PG
Ireland, 2009
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Animation
Language: English
Director: Tomm Moore, Norah Twomey
Starring (voice cast): Brendan Gleeson, Michael McGrath, Paul Young
What's it about?
Adventure awaits 12-year-old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that will take him beyond the abbey walls and into the enchanted forest where dangerous mythical creatures hide. Will Brendan succeed in his quest? Nominated for an Academy Award in 2010 for Best Animated Feature.

The Blues Brothers
8:30PM, SBS

M
USA, 1980
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music, Action
Language: English
Director: John Landis
Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown
What's it about?
Jake Blues (Belushi) is released from prison only to discover that the Catholic home where he and his brother (Aykroyd) grew up is about to be taken over. He's got to raise $5,000 dollars in a few days - which results in hilarious gags, fantastic musical numbers, and what was, at the time, a world record amount a car crashes. The chases are ingenious, the comedy is outrageous, and the characters are unforgettable in this cult comedy classic.

Ray Charles, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in ‘The Blues Brothers’, airing Christmas Day on SBS World Movies.

Thanks for Sharing
12:25AM, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Stuart Blumberg
Starring: Tim Robbins, Mark Ruffalo, Carol Kane, Pink, Gwyneth Paltrow
What's it about?
Adam (Ruffalo) is a sex addict who maintains sexual sobriety by understanding his triggers, and he finds help and comfort through a support group. There, his sponsor Mike (Robbins) leads by example, but has arguably found a substitute for his sexual addiction in his dependence on the recovery program itself. Neil (Gad) is a young doctor who ultimately loses his career due to his repeated lying about his behaviour. After a lot of counselling and support, Adam feels he might be ready for a meaningful relationship. He is lucky enough to meet Phoebe (Paltrow), a beautiful, independent woman who is resolutely against dating any sort of addict.

Thanks for Sharing Review

SATURDAY 5 MAY

Scarface
8:35PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1983
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Action
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Brian De Palma
Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia
What's it about?
After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.

Scarface's impact on hip-hop culture

Mekko
8:35PM, NITV (repeats 12:00AM)

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Sterlin Harjo
Starring:  Jamie Loy, Scott Mason, Zahn McClarnon
What's it about?
Mekko gets out of prison after 19 years. With no home or family, he makes his way to Tulsa. After unsuccessfully trying to connect with a cousin and with nowhere to go, Mekko ends up sleeping on the streets. He is taken in by the homeless native community, which, while at times jovial, has a dark undercurrent. He begins having issues with a member of this community, a man named Bill. Convinced that Bill is a witch, Mekko turns to the old teachings of his grandmother in order to rid the community of him.

600 Miles
11:45PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, Mexico, 2016
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Gabriel Ripstein
Starring: Tim Roth, Kristyan Ferrer, Harrison Thomas, Mónica del Carmen, Craig Hensley
What's it about?
Winner of the Best Debut Feature Award at the Berlin Film Festival, this gripping thriller centres on Arnulfo (Kristyan Ferrer), a young man trafficking illegal weapons between the US and Mexico who is unaware he is being followed by special agent Hank Harris (Tim Roth). After Harris risks an arrest that goes wrong, Arnulfo panics, makes a desperate decision and smuggles the agent into Mexico. During their long road trip across the border towards certain bloodshed, the two enemies slowly connect and discover that the only way they will get out alive is by trusting each other.

600 Miles

A Separation
2:50AM, SBS

PG
Iran, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Persian-Farsi
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Starring: Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sarina Farhadi, Sareh Bayat
What's it about?
A married couple is faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. Winner of both the Golden Bear (top prize) at the 2011 Berlin Festival and the 2012 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this is one of the most celebrated and acclaimed Iranian films of all time.

A Separation Review

SUNDAY 6 MAY

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
8:30PM, NITV

PG
USA, 2014
Genre: Music, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Alex Gibney
Starring: Mick Jagger, James Brown, Bootsy Collins, Chuck D, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson
What's it about?
James Brown changed the face of American music forever. Abandoned by his parents at an early age, Brown was a self-made man who became one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, not just through his music, but also as a social activist. Charting his journey from rhythm and blues to funk, this documentary from Alex Gibney (Going Clear, Finding Fela) features rare and previously unseen footage, photographs and interviews, chronicling the musical ascension of “the hardest working man in show business,” from his first hit, “Please, Please, Please,” in 1956, to his iconic performances at the Apollo Theater, the T.A.M.I. Show, the Paris Olympia and more.

Red Obsession
8:40PM, NITV

PG
Australia, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David Roach
Narrator: Russell Crowe
What's it about?
For centuries, Bordeaux has assumed a mythical status in the world of fine wine as a leitmotif of wealth, power and influence, but its prosperity has always been linked to the capricious nature of markets and the shifting fortunes of global economies. Now change is coming to Bordeaux, with traditional customers like the US and the UK falling away, as China's new rich push prices to stratospheric levels. The demand is unprecedented, but the product is finite and this new client wants it all. Will the China market be the bubble that never bursts or the biggest threat yet to Bordeaux's centuries old reputation? 

Red Obsession Review

The Carter
10:30PM, NITV

MA15+
USA, 2009
Genre: Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Adam Bhala Lough
Starring: Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Birdman
What's it about?
An in-depth look at Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter Jr, proclaimed by many as the "greatest rapper alive". With comprehensive and personal interviews with Lil Wayne, this film also features insight from those that know him best.

Incendies
12:15PM, SBS

M
Canada, France, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: French, Arabic, English
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette
What's it about?
When notary Lebe (Girard) sits down with Jeanne (Désormeaux-Poulin) and Simon Marwan (Gaudette) to read them their mother Nawal's (Azabal) will, the twins are stunned to receive a pair of envelopes – one for the father they thought was dead and another for a brother they didn't know existed. In this enigmatic inheritance, Jeanne sees the key to Nawal's retreat into unexpected silence during the final weeks of her life. The twin siblings then journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfill their mother's last wishes. From director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario, Blade Runner 2049), and nominated for a 2011 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Incendies: Denis Villeneuve interview
Why You Should Watch: Incendies