• Spike Lee's more-relevant-than-ever classic Do The Right Thing (1989), airing 8:30PM, Mon 6 August on SBS Viceland (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.
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31 Jul 2018 - 2:18 PM  UPDATED 31 Jul 2018 - 2:31 PM

MONDAY 6 AUGUST

The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce
10:30AM, NITV

M
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Baron Davis
Starring: Kevin Durant, DeMar DeRozan, Brandon Jennings, Baron Davis
What's it about?
The incredible story of the unlikely rise of The Drew League from humble beginnings in the crime and gang-infested streets of South Central Los Angeles to the nation's foremost pro-am basketball league. Crossing racial, cultural and socioeconomic barriers, The Drew celebrates the value of basketball, persistence, loyalty and above all, community.

Raising Bertie
12:00PM, NITV

PG
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Margaret Byrne
What's it about?
A documentary feature following three young African American boys over the course of six years as they grow into adulthood in Bertie County, a rural African American-led community in Eastern North Carolina. Through the intimate portrayal of these boys, this powerful fly-on-the-wall portrait offers a rare in-depth look at the issues facing America's rural youth and the complex relationships between generational poverty, educational equity, and race. The evocative result is an experience that encourages us to recognize the value and complexity in lives all too often ignored.

The Third Industrial Revolution
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Eddy Moretti
Starring: Jeremy Rifkin
What's it about?
The global economy is in crisis. Our biosphere's inability to absorb human activity, combined with the exhaustion of natural resources, declining productivity, slow growth, rising unemployment, and steep inequality, forces us to rethink our economic models. Where do we go from here? In this compelling feature-length documentary, 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.

Do the Right Thing
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1989
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Language: English
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito
What's it about?
This award-winning and critically acclaimed drama, written and directed by Spike Lee (who earned a 1990 Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay) takes place on the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Everyone's hate and bigotry smoulders and builds until it explodes into violence. 

Do the Right Thing review: A remarkable achievement

Rampart
10:40PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2011
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: Oren Moverman
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Anne Heche, Brie Larson, Cynthia Nixon
What's it about?
Los Angeles, 1999. Vietnam vet and Rampart Precinct cop Dave Brown is the last of the renegade law enforcers, working to take care of his family and struggling for his own survival. Brown is dedicated to doing 'the people's dirty work' and asserting his own unique brand of justice. But when he gets caught on tape beating a suspect, he finds himself caught in a downward spiral that threatens to engulf everything he holds dear, drawing the morally bankrupt Brown into a department-wide corruption scandal which looks likely to seal his fate.

Why You Should Watch: Rampart
Rampart Review

TUESDAY 7 AUGUST

Rebellion
12:00, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2012
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Language: French
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Starring: Mathieu Kassovitz, Philippe Torreton, Sylvie Testud
What's it about?
April 1988, Ouvéa Island in the French colony of New Caledonia. 30 policemen are kidnapped by Kanak separatists. 300 French special-forces operatives are sent to restore order. Two men face off: Philippe Legorjus, captain of the GIGN, an elite counter-terrorism police unit, and Alphonse Dianou, the rebels' leader. They attempt to find a peaceful solution based on common values and dialogue. But, against the backdrop of presidential elections in France, the political stakes are high, and order is not necessarily a moral question. From Mathieu Kassovitz, director of 1995's La Haine.

Rebellion Review

Frida
1:50AM, SBS

MA15+
USA, Mexico, 2002
Genre: Drama, Romance, Biography
Language: English
Director: Julie Taymor
Starring: Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Geoffrey Rush, Edward Norton, Alfred Molina
What's it about?
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (Hayek, in an Oscar-nominated performance) had her life thrust into turmoil in 1925 when she was caught in the middle of a horrific traffic accident. She emerges with enormous resilience and a determination to both walk and paint again. Along the way she is supported by fellow artist and husband Diego Rivera. The couple later welcome the exiled Russian, Leon Trotsky, into their home with fraught consequences.

Hayek superb as Frida Kahlo

WEDNESDAY 8 AUGUST

Once Upon a Time In Anatolia
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Turkey, 2011
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: Turkish
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Starring: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel
What's it about?
Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Winter Sleep) eschews the conventions of the police procedural genre to bring us this story of a group of men searching for a body on the Anatolian grasslands. While they look, the men unintentionally philosophise on topics ranging from yoghurt to suicide, in this visually stunning and insightful feature. Critically acclaimed around the world, and the winner of the Grand Jury prize at Cannes Film Festival in 2011.

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia Review

Altered States
10:25PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1980
Genre: Science Fiction
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Ken Russell
Starring: William Hurt, Bob Balaban, Blair Brown, Drew Barrymore
What's it about?
A research scientist (William Hurt) explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, time, and perhaps reality itself are states of mind. The first American feature from iconoclastic British director Ken Russell (The Devils, Women in Love), and written by celebrated playwright and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky (Network, Marty).

Ken Russell’s ‘Altered States’ will expand your mind

The Hunger
10:25PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, 1983
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Romance
Language: English
Director: Tony Scott
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon
What's it about?
Centuries-old Egyptian vampire Miriam (Deneuve) and her centuries-old lover, John (Bowie), feed on urban nightclub goers. But, while Miriam can bestow a very long life on her lovers, she cannot grant them her immortality. When John starts to rapidly age, Miriam seduces Sarah (Sarandon), a doctor researching premature aging. 

Going to Brazil
12:15AM, SBS

MA15+
France, 2017
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Patrick Mille
Starring: Vanessa Guide, Alison Wheeler, Margot Bancilhon
What's it about?
Four childhood friends are reunited at a wedding in Rio. But when they accidentally kill a young man during a party that gets out of hand, they are forced to flee the city in a crazy adventure that takes them from the favelas to the posh embassies, from the beaches to the rainforest, and is filled with caipirinhas, guns and bikinis.

THURSDAY 9 AUGUST

Life, Above All
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
South Africa, 2010
Genre: 
Drama
Language: 
Sepedi
Director: 
Oliver Schmitz
Starring: 
Khomotso Manyaka, Keaobaka Makanyane, Harriet Lenabe
What's it about?
In Elandsdoorn, a small township outside of Johannesburg, Chanda's mother is critically ill and her stepfather is an absent drunkard, leaving the 12-year-old girl to arrange for the funeral of her newborn sister and care for her younger siblings.When a neighbour sends Chandra's mother away, the girl is left to fend for her family in an increasingly hostile environment, rife with prejudice and superstition.

Life, Above All Review

A LEGO Brickumentary
9:00PM, SBS VICELAND

G
USA, Denmark, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Kief Davidson, Daniel Junge
What's it about?
A journey through the Lego universe, like you have never seen before. They explore the brick that has captured imaginations for generations and look at the fundamental question, is it a toy or something more? The program delves into the extraordinary impact of the Lego brick and the innovative uses for it that have sprung up all over the world. The film takes us to art galleries full of Lego creations, introduces us to Master Builders making movies, into the world of Lego therapy, and brings us along to meet Adult Fans of Lego, each with amazing stories to tell. 

Rhymes for Young Ghouls
9:30PM, NITV

MA15+
Canada, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jeff Barnaby
Starring: Devery Jacobs, Glen Gould, Brandon Oakes
What's it about?
At 15, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow. Hustling with her uncle Burner, she sells enough dope to pay Popper her truancy tax. When Aila's drug money is stolen her only options are to run or fight.

The Keeper of Lost Causes
11:35PM, SBS

M
Denmark, 2013
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Language: Danish
Director: Mikkel Nørgaard
Starring: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Sonja Richter
What's it about?
An adaptation of the bestselling Department Q crime novel series by Jussi Adler-Olsen, by the screenwriter of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and the director of Borgen. Carl Mørck is a disgraced detective who is reassigned to the lowly task of filing cold cases in the basement for the newly created Department Q. On his first day, Carl's stubborn nature rears its head and he vows to investigate the mystery of a missing politician, who vanished five years earlier. Believing the case to be unsolved, he and his assistant, Assad, embark on a dangerous journey that will lead them into the dark underworld of Copenhagen.

Case File: Nicolaj Lie Kaas on The Keeper of Lost Causes (exclusive interview)
Cheat Sheet: The Keeper of Lost Causes
The Keeper Of Lost Causes Review

FRIDAY 10 AUGUST

Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Philippines, 2011
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Drama
Language: Tagalog
Director: Jade Castro
Starring: Martin Escudero, Lauren Young, Kerbie Zamora, Roderick Paulate
What's it about?
Remington is happy being another bum along with his gin-loving friends in the sleepy town of Lucban, until he meets Hannah. Suddenly, he is becoming neater, nicer, and more sensitive. Is it for Hannah? But then why does his heart begin to beat for his best buddy Jigs? To find the answers he must deal with a curse from his past and a serial killer on a rampage against gay men. Together with Hannah and Jigs, Remington slips into an adventure full of murders, spirits, curses, and gay zombies roaming the streets.

Khumba
7:30PM, NITV

G
South Africa, 2013
Genre: Family, Adventure, Animation
Language: English
Director: Anthony Silverston
Starring (voice cast): Jake T. Austin, Steve Buscemi, Liam Neeson, Laurence Fishburne
What's it about?
A half-striped zebra is blamed for the drought and leaves his herd in search of his missing stripes. He is joined on his quest by an overprotective wildebeest and a flamboyant ostrich; they defeat the tyrannical leopard and save his herd.

Munich
8:30PM, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2005
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Language: English, German, French, Hebrew
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze, Michel Lonsdale, Geoffrey Rush
What's it about?
In 1972, the Summer Olympics in Munich, which had been dubbed “The Olympics of Peace and Joy”, were off to a rousing start. Suddenly, without warning, an extremist Palestinian group known as Black September invaded the Olympic Village, massacring the Israeli Olympic team. While the Munich terror was seen and felt around the world, the intensely secret aftermath of the event has remained largely unknown. This thriller from Steven Spielberg is based on these events and the highly charged mission of retribution that followed, by the covert hit squad who carried out one of the boldest and most aggressive assassination plots in modern history.

Munich Review

A Blast
12:00AM, SBS

M
Greece, 2014
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English, German, Greek
Director: Syllas Tzoumerkas
Starring:  Angeliki Papoulia, Vassilis Doganis, Maria Filini
What's it about?
Running away on the highway, Maria is alone in her roaring SUV. Behind her, fire and a case full of money. In front of her, the hopeless vastness of the motorway. Only a day before she was a caring mother, a loving wife, a responsible daughter. Today she has gone rogue.

SATURDAY 11 AUGUST

Bugsy Malone
1:00PM, SBS VICELAND

G
UK, 1976
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Language: English
Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Scott Baio, Jodie Foster, Florrie Dugger, John Cassisi, Martin Lev
What's it about?
A pint-sized cast illuminates this musical that is unlike any other ever made. Set in 1929 New York City, Bugsy Malone captures a flashy world of would-be hoodlums, showgirls, and dreamers - all played by child actors. As Tallulah, the sassy girlfriend of the owner of Fat Sam's Grand Slam Speakeasy, future superstar Jodie Foster dances and sings her way into our hearts.

Wolf Children
2:40PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
Japan, 2012
Genre: Fantasy, Animation
Language: Japanese
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Starring: Bunta Sugawara, Shôta Sometani, Momoka Ohno
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.

The Little Hours
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Canada, USA, 2017
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Jeff Baena
Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Dave Franco, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen
What's it about?
In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. Introduced as a deaf mute man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.

Le Dep
9:35PM, NITV

M
Canada, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Sonia Boileau
Starring: Eve Ringuette, Charles Buckell-Robertson, Marco Collin, Yan England
What's it about?
A psychological drama about Lydia, a young Innu woman who works at her father’s convenience store in a small First Nations community in rural Quebec. One night, as she prepares to close up shop, a masked robber enters the store and holds her at gunpoint. This traumatic experience becomes even more troubling when Lydia recognizes her assailant. Before long, she will have to make a decision that will forever change the course of her life.

Girls on Top
10:15PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Germany, 2001
Genre: Comedy
Language: German
Director: Dennis Gansel
Starring: Diana Amft, Felicitas Woll, Karoline Herfurth
What's it about?
Follows the adventures of three teenage girls and their quest to have their first orgasm. Inken, Victoria and Leona, watch a video of women from the '70s relaying how their orgasms, in addition to giving them immense physical pleasure, liberated them and helped them succeed in life. The girls are more than a little curious and set out on a quest to achieve their elusive climaxes in all manner of comedic ways.

Valkyrie
11:50PM, SBS

M
USA, 2008
Genre: War, Drama
Language: English
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Wlaschiha, Christian Oliver, Carice van Houten, Bill Nighy
What's it about?
Based on the true story of a high-level Nazi plot to assassinate Hitler. Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) is a loyal officer who serves his country all the while hoping that someone will find a way to stop Hitler (David Bamber) before Europe and Germany are destroyed. Realising that time is running out, he decides that he must take action himself and joins the German resistance. Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler's own emergency plan - known as Operation Valkyrie - these men plot to assassinate the dictator and overthrow his Nazi government from the inside.

Valkyrie Review

Under the Hawthorn Tree
1:55AM, SBS

PG
China, 2010
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Chinese
Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Dongyu Zhou, Shawn Dou, Meijuan Xi
What's it about?
Jing, an innocent high school girl, is sent to a remote mountain village for ‘reeducation’ during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. With her father imprisoned and her mother struggling to support three children, Jing must behave for the authorities in order to return to her family. Her quiet existence is disrupted when she falls for Sun, the charming son of an elite military family. Their difference in social backgrounds makes a relationship unthinkable, but their connection is fierce and passionate. Will Jing risk everything to be with the one she loves? From Zhang Yimou, director of Hero and Raise the Red Lantern.

SUNDAY 12 AUGUST

20 Moves
5:10PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
Canada, 2016
Genre: Documentary, History
Language: English
Director: Harvey Glazer
What's it about?
Explores how the world’s best selling puzzle toy, the Rubik’s Cube, came to market and the impact it had on the world around it. The little cube that could has gone on to inspire, entertain and in fact change the world for the better. From the effect it had on free market trading in former communist countries, to group theory mathematics and the phenomenon of speed cubing, at forty years old the cube is just getting started, and it has a long life ahead of it.

Vitamania: The Sense and Nonsense of Vitamins
8:30PM, SBS

G
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sonya Pemberton
What's it about?
Dr. Derek Muller takes us on an epic journey, a world-spanning investigation of vitamin science and history from molecules to marketing, from colds to chemotherapy. What he uncovers will confound opinions on all sides of the vitamin debate.

Angry Inuk
8:40PM, NITV

M
Canada, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: Inuktitut
Director: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
What's it about?
With selfies and social media, a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit is wading into the world of activism, using humour and reason to confront aggressive animal rights vitriol and defend their traditional hunting practices. Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.

Kiki
10:05PM, NITV

MA15+
Sweden, USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sara Jordenö
What's it about?
25 years after Paris is Burning, we dive back into the fierce world of voguing battles in the Kiki scene of New York City, where competition between Houses demands leadership, painstaking practice, and performances on point. A film collaboration between Kiki gatekeeper, Twiggy Pucci Garçon, and Swedish filmmaker Sara Jordenö, we’re granted exclusive access into this high stakes world, where tough competitions act as a gateway into the daily lives of LGBTQ youth of color in NYC. The new generation of ballroom youth use the motto, “Not About us Without Us”. Twiggy and Sara’s insider-outsider approach to their stories breathes fresh life into the representation of a marginalized community who demand visibility and real political power.

Why You Should Watch: Kiki

Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight
10:35PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1995
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Starring: Billy Zane, William Sadler, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dick Miller, Thomas Haden Church
What's it about?
Ex-soldier Frank Brayker is the guardian of an ancient key that can unlock tremendous evil; the sinister but charming Collector is a demon who wants the key so he can initiate the apocalypse. On the run from wicked mercenaries for almost 90 years, Brayker finally stops in at a boarding house in New Mexico where, with the help of its quirky residents, he plans to face off against the Collector and his band of ghouls, preventing them from ever seizing the key.