• Jane Fonda in the 1968 cult classic 'Barbarella', showing this Friday on SBS (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.
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22 Sep 2018 - 7:03 PM  UPDATED 22 Sep 2018 - 7:05 PM

MONDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

Soul on Ice: Past, Present and Future
11:00AM, NITV

PG
Canada, USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Damon Kwame Mason
What's it about?
A film that presents and retells the unknown contributions of black athletes in ice hockey. For untold decades, hockey was seen as a homogeneous sport, exciting to watch but played by one kind of player. But people deserve to now know of the exploits of athletes who dared to stand out, and dared to make the sport their own. These black athletes dared to give their sport soul.

The Price of Peace
1:20PM, NITV

PG
New Zealand, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Kim Webby
What's it about?
A story of indigenous people reconciling with colonial power, in this moving portrait of Tame Iti, Maori activist, and his fight with the New Zealand Crown to clear his name.

Pornocracy: The New Sex Multinationals
10:50PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, French, German, Russian
Director: Ovidie
What's it about?
French feminist icon, filmmaker, and adult film director Ovidie investigates modern changes in the international adult film industry, and how the arrival of websites showing amateur and pirated clips has transformed the way porn is made and consumed. In her investigation, she exposes how a group of programmers hijacked the adult industry to create a mysterious multinational corporation that virtually controls the entire adult industry worldwide. 

TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale
12:45AM, SBS

MA15+
Taiwan, 2011
Genre: Drama, Action
Language: Aboriginal, Japanese, Hokkien
Director: Wei Te-sheng
Starring: Masanobu Andô, Jun'ichi Haruta, Sabu Kawahara
What's it about?
This film retells an episode of Taiwanese history not known to many. Between 1895 and 1945 Taiwan was a Japanese colony, but small groups of the original indigenous tribes remained scattered around the island. In 1930 Mouna Rudo, the leader of the Seediq tribe, settled around Mount Chilai, forged a coalition with other Seediq tribal leaders and plotted a rebellion against their Japanese colonial masters. Their battle would be initially successful, but how could they match the Japanese military aircraft and poison gas?

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale Review

WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

Imperium
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Daniel Ragussis
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Sam Trammell
What's it about?
Idealistic FBI agent Nate Foster goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy.

Blood Glacier
10:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Austria, 2013
Genre: Horror
Language: German
Director: Marvin Kren
Starring: Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Santos
What's it about?
At a climate research station in the Alps, the scientists are stunned as the nearby melting glacier is leaking a red liquid. It quickly turns to be very special juice – with unexpected genetic effects on the local wildlife.

The Bloom of Yesterday
12:00AM, SBS

MA15+
Austria, Germany, 2017
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
Language: English, French, German
Director: Chris Kraus
Starring: Lars Eidinger, Adèle Haenel, Hannah Herzsprung
What's it about?
A very romantic comedy on the edge of the abyss: in the middle of the deepest life crisis, the Holocaust researcher Toto is assigned an assistant for the congress preparation - Zazie, of Jewish origin and with pronounced Teuto-phobia. The star guest of the congress, a famous actress, suddenly withdraws the promise and between Totos and Zazie's biographies bizarre connections emerge. 

THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

Gameplay
9:05PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: Spanish, English
Director: Richard Goldgewicht
What's it about?
From Super Mario Karts to Lara Croft: Tomb Raider to Grand Auto Theft, video games have come a long way since their humble beginning in the early 1970s. In an industry which is worth nearly 100 billion dollars, what is it about video games which have been so captivating and consuming? This feature documentary explores the history of videogames; from its technology origins, to the birth of the arcade games - from Pong to Pac Man to Doom - it chronicles the remarkable story of the fastest evolving new media of all time.

Lean On Me
9:30PM, NITV (repeats 1:05AM, NITV)

PG
USA, 1989
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: John G. Avildsen
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Mike Starr, Michael Imperioli
What's it about?
An arrogant and unorthodox teacher returns as principal to the idyllic high school from which he had earlier been fired to find it a den of drug abuse, gang violence, and urban despair. From the director of Rocky.

FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

Harry Brown
8:30PM, SBS

MA15+
UK, 2009
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director: Daniel Barber
Starring: Michael Caine, Ben Drew, Jack O'Connell, Emily Mortimer
What's it about?
Harry Brown is an elderly ex-marine living in a dingy English housing estate apartment. The escalating crime and violence has made him so frightened that he won’t even use the underpass near his home. Shortly after his wife dies, Harry's best friend is murdered, prompting Harry to seek revenge on the criminal lowlifes who have made his life hell. 

Why You Should Watch: Harry Brown

Barbarella
11:00PM, SBS

M
USA, 1968
Genre: Cult, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Roger Vadim
Starring: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg
What's it about?
The setting is the planet Lythion in the year 40,000, when Barbarella (Fonda) makes a forced landing while traveling through space. She acts like a female James Bond, vanquishing evil in the forms of robots and monsters. She also rewards, in an uninhibited manner, the handsome men who assist her in the adventure. Whether she is wrestling with Black Guards, the evil Queen, or the Angel Pygar, she just can't seem to avoid losing at least a part of her skin-tight space suit. 

Jane Fonda in the 1968 cult classic 'Barbarella', showing this Friday on SBS

SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

The Fifth Element

PG
France, USA, 1997
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Ian Holm, Gary Oldman
What's it about?
For ex-Marine Korben Dallas, life has become tediously repetitive: he drives a flying cab for a living, and eats take away from the same Chinese restaurant, which delivers directly to his window, every day. But little does Korben know, a great extra-terrestrial Evil has teamed up with Zorg, and threatens to destroy the Earth. 

My Favourite Film: The Fifth Element

Fresh Meat
8:35PM, SBS

MA15+
New Zealand, 2012
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Language: English
Director: Danny Mulheron
Starring: Temuera Morrison, Kate Elliott, Hanna Tevita
What's it about?
A dysfunctional gang of criminals takes a middle class Maori family hostage and discovers too late that they are cannibals. Starring Once Were Warriors'  Temuera Morrison.

The Thieves
11:50PM, SBS

MA15+
South Korea, 2012
Genre: Crime, Action
Language: Korean
Director: Dong-Hoon Choi
Starring: Yoon-Seok Kim, Jung-jae Lee, Hye-su Kim
What's it about?
In order to let things cool down from their latest heist, Popeye (Jung-Jae Lee) and his group of thieves go to Macau on a job. While working together to steal this fabled diamond, they all have their own agenda to keep the diamond for themselves.    

The Thieves Review

Outrage Beyond
2:20AM, SBS

MA15+
Japan, 2012
Genre: Crime, Action
Language: Japanese
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Ryô Kase, Toshiyuki Nishida, Shun Sugata, Kenta Kiritani
What's it about?
Takeshi Kitano returns to the hard-boiled characters, black comedy and unflinching violence of his crime masterpiece in the sequel to Outrage. A manipulative police crackdown on organised crime has ignited a tricky power struggle in the yakuza underworld. As the police force prepares a full-scale crackdown, anti-gang detective Kataoka wants to start a war between crime families for their mutual destruction. His war incendiary device is the rumored dead boss Otomo (Kitano) who seeks to retire from a life of crime, but can’t help but get drawn back into the battle. 

Outrage Beyond Review

SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

The Hunt for Red October
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1990
Genre: Thriller, Action
Language: English
Director: John McTiernan
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Sam Neill, Sean Connery, Scott Glenn
What's it about?
A new technologically-superior Soviet nuclear sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius (Connery). The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst (Baldwin) has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it - because the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find him, too. Based on Tom Clancy's bestseller and directed by John McTiernan (Die Hard).

Althea
8:35PM, NITV

PG
USA, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English 
Director: Rex Miller
What's it about?
Althea Gibson’s life and achievements transcend sports. A truant from the rough streets of Harlem, Althea emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s. Her roots as a sharecropper’s daughter, her family’s migration north to Harlem in the 1930s, mentoring from Sugar Ray Robinson, David Dinkins and others, and fame that thrust her unwillingly into the glare of the early Civil Rights movement, all bring her story into a much broader realm of the American story.

NITV celebrates trailblazing athlete Althea Gibson

Next Goal Wins
10:05PM, NITV

M
UK, 2014

Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Mike Brett, Steve Jamison
What's it about?
In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst football team on the planet.