• Menace II Society, showing 9:00PM on Wednesday, June 6th on SBS VICELAND. (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
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.
29 May 2018 - 1:07 PM  UPDATED 29 May 2018 - 1:07 PM

MONDAY 4 JUNE

Night Parrot Stories
10:30AM, NITV

PG
Australia, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Robert Nugent
What's it about?
In the remote deserts of Australia lives an elusive nocturnal bird called the Night Parrot. Virtually nothing is known of its ecology. It disappeared at the end of the 19th Century. Searching for evidence of its existence became a preoccupation. This documentary was filmed in all the locations where Night Parrots once lived, during a time when stories of extinction were everywhere.

The Third Industrial Revolution
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Eddy Moretti
What's it about?
Social and economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin lays out a road map to usher in a new era of sustainable development. A Third Industrial Revolution will unfold when three technologies emerge and converge: new communication, new sources of energy, and new modes of mobility. But, in the context of climate change, it needs to happen fast; change of this magnitude requires political will and a profound ideological shift.

After Mabo
12:30PM, NITV (repeats 9:30PM & 12:00PM on Tuesday 5th June)

G
Australia, 1998
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: John Hughes
What's it about?
Filmed over a ten-month period throughout Australia, this probing documentary examines the political controversy surrounding Native Title and the Australian Federal Governments proposed amendments to the Native Title Act, 1993. It follows the Indigenous representatives in their attempt to fight the amendments in the media, in the bush, and in the halls of Parliament House, Canberra.

Kung Fu Jungle
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Hong Kong, China, 2014
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Action
Language: Mandarin, Cantonese
Director: Teddy Chan
Starring: Donnie Yen, Baoqiang Wang, Charlie Yeung
What's it about?
A martial arts instructor working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.

TUESDAY 5 JUNE

Stockholm East
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Sweden, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: French, Swedish
Director: Simon Kaijser
Starring: Mikael Persbrandt, Iben Hjejle, Henrik Norlén, Liv Mjönes, Lars-Erik Berenett
What's it about?
One morning in a wealthy suburb of Stockholm, Johan is driving his car and accidentally hits a ten-year-old girl. When the girl dies, Johan is crippled with guilt, especially after seeing her mother Anna’s grief-stricken face. A year later Anna and Johan meet by accident at Stockholm East train station and strike up a conversation. Johan realises who she is, but wants to make amends so doesn’t reveal that he is responsible for her daughter’s death. Meanwhile Anna finds solace in pretending her daughter is still alive, and the two begin meeting up regularly.

WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE

Time Of My Life
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Belgium, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: Flemish
Director: Nic Balthazar
Starring: Koen De Graeve, Geert Van Rampelberg, Lotte Pinoy
What's it about?
The true story of the case that saw euthanasia legalised in Belgium. Thomas and Mario are lifelong friends, but when Mario is diagnosed with MS they begin a legal fight that will change a nation. From the director of the cult film Ben X (2007).

Menace II Society
9:00PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1993
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Language: English
Director: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Starring: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, Glenn Plummer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Samuel L. Jackson
What's it about?
In an unflinching look at the mean streets of the contemporary urban American ghetto, a black youth - despite his dreams for a better life - ultimately succumbs to the cycle of violence that pervades his community. This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts. The debut feature from The Hughes Brothers (From Hell, Dead Presidents), it was also a critical and commercial hit upon its 1993 release.

Menace II Society, showing 9:00PM on Wednesday, June 6th on SBS VICELAND.

THURSDAY 7 JUNE

Free Men
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2011
Genre: Drama, History
Language: French
Director: Ismaël Ferroukhi
Starring:  Tahar Rahim, Michael Lonsdale, Mahmud Shalaby, Lubna Azabal
What's it about?
In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. Based on not very known facts about the Muslim community in Paris during WWII, when the Paris Mosque and its dynamic leader played a pivotal role in supporting the resistance and rescuing Jews. Co-stars Incendies star Lubza Azabal.

Redfern Now: Promise Me
9:30PM, NITV

MA15+
Australia, 2015 
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Wayne Blair
Starring: Deborah Mailman, Wayne Blair, Rarriwuy Hick
What's it about?
Two young women are raped on their way home. The story follows the lives of both women and the different ways they deal with the crime. Winner of the 2015 Logie award for Most Outstanding Actress (Deborah Mailman).

FRIDAY 8 JUNE

Nice People
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Sweden, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Swedish, Somali
Director: Karin af Klintberg, Anders Helgeson
What's it about?
A group of young men who fled the war in Somalia have ended up in a rural town in Sweden where integration is tough, and something needs to be done. Local entrepreneur Patrik Andersson gets an idea to use sport as bridge to get people closer to each other. The goal: to create the first ever Somali national team in bandy and make it to the World Championship in Siberia. This is a story about racism and fear, but also about bravery and doing something that hasn't been done before.

Spirited Away
7:30PM, NITV

PG
Japan, 2001
Genre: Family, Adventure, Animation/3D
Language: Japanese
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring (voices of): Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino
What's it about?
Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new house in the suburbs, but on their way, they stumble upon a tunnel that leads them into a fantasy world full of ghosts and strange creatures. An Oscar-winning and universally-beloved animation directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke).

Spirited Away: An extremely accomplished animation

Image from Spirited Away (showing 12:00PM, Thurs 19th July)

SATURDAY 9 JUNE

Heart of a Lion
8:30PM, NITV

MA15+
Finland, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: Finnish
Director: Dome Karukoski
Starring: Peter Franzén, Laura Birn, Jasper Pääkkönen 
What's it about?
Neo-Nazi Teppo is looking to start a new life after prison. After falling for a waitress who has a mixed-race son, Teppo is sent into a tailspin, fighting his conflicting feelings as his prejudices are challenged.

Rocky II
11:10PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1979
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers
What's it about?
After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. Soon enough, the "Master of Disaster" and the "Italian Stallion" are set on a collision course for a climactic battle that is brutal and unforgettable.

SUNDAY 10 JUNE

After the Last River
8:30PM, NITV

PG
Canada, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Victoria Lean
What's it about?
In the shadow of a De Beers mine, the remote community of Attawapiskat lurches from crisis to crisis, while facing mounting environmental issues and an inability to benefit from resource revenue. Over five years, filmmaker Victoria Lean follows the community's journey from obscurity and into the international spotlight twice - first when the Red Cross intervenes and again during the protest movement, Idle No More. Weaving together great distances, intimate scenes and archive images, the documentary chronicles the First Nation's fight for justice in the face of hardened indifference.

Thule Tuvalu
10:00PM, NITV

PG
Tuvalu, Switzerland, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Matthias von Gunten
What's it about?
Thule, Greenland, also called Qaanaaqis, is one of the northernmost towns in the world. As the climate warms and the ice caps begin to melt, the gentle balance of life for the people of this community is in jeopardy. On the other side of the globe, the melting ice caps are raising sea levels around the Polynesian island nation of Tuvalu, threatening to wipe the island right off the map. Though a world apart, these two communities are intricately connected as environmental balance begins to tip and traditional ways of life are threatened.