• 2001: A Space Odyssey airs this Saturday, 13th April at 1:30PM on SBS VICELAND (SBS On Demand)Source: SBS On Demand
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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8 Apr 2019 - 4:34 PM  UPDATED 8 Apr 2019 - 4:34 PM

MONDAY 8 APRIL

The Price of Peace
11:55AM, 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.

The Doors
1:45AM, SBS (repeat 12:15AM, Wed 10th April on SBS VICELAND)

MA15+
USA, 1991
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Kathleen Quinlan, Michael Wincott
What's it about?
After a psychedelic experience in the California desert, Jim Morrison (Kilmer) and his bandmates in The Doors begin performing in Los Angeles and quickly become a sensation. However, when Jim begins ditching his musical responsibilities and his girlfriend, Pamela (Ryan) in favour of his dangerous addictions and the affections of the seductive, occult-obsessed Patricia (Quinlan), the band starts to worry.

The Doors review

Val Kimer as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's 'The Doors', showing this Wednesday the 24th April at 10:45pm on SBS VICELAND

WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL

Dazed and Confused
8:35PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1993
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Jason London, Rory Cochrane, Wiley Wiggins, Adam Goldberg, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Parker Posey, Nicky Katt, Renee Zellweger
What's it about?
This critically acclaimed cult favourite, written and directed by Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Before Sunrise), explores the last day of school - and one wild night - in the lives of high school students in 1976. Complete with bongs and bell bottoms, macrame and mood rings, and featuring a classic rock soundtrack by Aerosmith, Black Sabbath and KISS.

My Favourite Film: Dazed and Confused

Upstream Color
10:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Shane Carruth
Starring: Shane Carruth, Amy Semeitz, Frank Mosley
What's it about?
Kris (Seimetz) is drugged by a thief and relieved of her possessions, but is also unknowingly drawn into the life cycle of an organism that appears to have overpowered her identity. She meets and becomes involved with Jeff (Carruth), who appears to have gone through a similar experience. Together they try to assemble the loose fragments of their lives, and find a place of safety.

Upstream Color: Shane Carruth interview
Upstream Color Review

Barley Fields on the Other Side of the Mountain
12:10AM, SBS

M
UK, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: Tibetan
Director: Tian Tsering
Starring: Tsering Choekyi, Pema Chokey, Samten Dhondup, Jamyang Choezom
What's it about?
In the remote mountains of Tibet, a teenage girl must choose between supporting her family after her father's political imprisonment or joining a group of oppressed nuns on their journey to freedom.

THURSDAY 11 APRIL

Jedda
9:35PM, NITV (repeats 1:00PM, Fri 12th April)

PG
Australia, 1955
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Language: English
Director: Charles Chauvel
Starring: Ngarla Kunoth, Robert Tudawali, Betty Suttor, Paul Reynall, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks
What's it about?
Jedda is an orphaned Arrernte baby who is adopted by a white family. She grows up, confused over her heritage and place in the world. As a young woman, she is mysteriously drawn to go "Walkabout" as people of her tribe have for hundreds of years. The first Australian feature film to be filmed in colour, and nominated for the Palme D'or at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.

Being Evel
10:50PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Daniel Junge
Featuring: Evel Knievel, George Hamilton, Johnny Knoxville
What's it about?
In the history of sports, few names are more recognisable than that of Evel Knievel. Long after the man hung up his famous white leather jumpsuit and rode his Harley into the sunset, his name is still synonymous with the death-defying lifestyle he led. Notoriously brash, bold, and daring, Knievel stared death in the face from the seat of his motorcycle, but few know the larger-than-life story of the boy from Butte, Montana.

The Sex of the Angels
12:40AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Spain, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Director: Xavier Villaverde
Starring: Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Álvaro Cervantes, Llorenç González
What's it about?
Bruno (González) is a university student and struggling dancer who lives with his girlfriend Carla (Bergès-Frisbey), an aspiring photographer. Their relationship becomes complicated when fellow dancer Rai (Cervantes) moves in to their building and Bruno becomes instantly attracted to him.      

FRIDAY 12 APRIL

Battle for Terra
7:30PM, NITV (repeats 10:00AM, Sat 13th April)

PG
USA, 2007
Genre: Science Fiction, Animation, Action
Language: English
Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas
Starring (voices of): Danny Glover, Brian Cox, James Garner, Evan Rachel Wood, Chris Evans
What's it about?
A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on Terra. Mala, a rebellious Terrian teenager, will do everything she can to stop it.

Testament of Youth
8:30PM, SBS

UK, 2014
Genre: History, Drama, War
Language: English
Director: James Kent
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell
What's it about?
A powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times. Starring Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) in her breakthrough role.

Renoir
12:25AM, SBS

M
France, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: French, Italian
Director: Gilles Bourdos
Starring: Gilles Bourdos, Vincent Rottiers, Christa Theret, Romane Bohringer, Michel Bouquet
What's it about?
In 1915, the celebrated impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Bouquet) is mourning the loss of his wife, the pains of arthritis and the news that his son, Jean (Rottiers) has been wounded in battle. But a new radiantly beautiful model, Andrée (Theret) miraculously rejuvenates and inspires Pierre-Auguste. When Jean Renoir returns to his father’s property to recover, he too falls under Andrée’s spell and despite his father’s strong opposition, he falls in love with her wild spirit.

Renoir Review

SATURDAY 13 APRIL

2001: A Space Odyssey
1:30PM, SBS VICELAND

G
UK, USA, 1968
Genre: Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: William Sylvester, Gary Lockwood, Keir Dullea, Daniel Richter
What's it about?
Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece traces an expedition to the moon, Jupiter and beyond, and imagines the future evolution of humanity. A group of ape-like creatures - primitive humans - discover the use of bones as weapons in a quarrel over a waterhole. Jump forward 1000s of years, and an American expedition finds a mysterious black monolith - an obvious alien artefact - on the Moon. Another expedition is sent to Jupiter, where a second monolith has been discovered. But during the journey the ship's computer, HAL 9000, develops paranoia.

2001: A Space Odyssey Review

BASEketball
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1998
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: David Zucker
Starring: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Yasmine Bleeth, Jenny McCarthy, Ernest Borgnine
What's it about?
Two losers from Milwaukee, Coop & Remer (South Park team Parker and Stone), invent a new game playing basketball, using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they, along with a billionaire's help, form the Professional Baseketball League where everyone gets the same pay and no team can change cities. Theirs is the only team standing in the way of major rule changes that the owner of a rival team wants to institute.

Otelo Burning
8:40PM, NITV (repeats 12:00AM)

M
South Africa, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Zulu
Director: Sara Blecher
Starring: Jafta Mamabolo, Thomas Gumede, Sihle Xaba, Tshepang Mohlomi
What's it about?
When 16 year old Otelo Buthelezi, his best friend, New Year, and his 12 year old brother, Ntwe, are invited to the beach-house of their new friend, Tau Modise, they step into a world previously closed to them. It is exactly the opposite of their township- a place under a constant and growing threat from political violence, driven by Inkatha hostel dwellers on one side and township United Democratic Front comrades on the other.

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 - albeit a dark one - from legendary director Martin Scorsese, which has grown a cult following since its release.

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

Scarred Hearts
2:20AM, SBS

MA15+
Germany, Romania, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: German, Romanian
Director: Radu Jude
Starring: Serban Pavlu, Gabriel Spahiu, Sofia Nicolaescu
What's it about?
During the summer of 1937, Emanuel, a young man in his early twenties, is committed to a sanatorium on the Black Sea coast for treatment of his bone tuberculosis. The treatment consists of painful spine punctures that confine him to a plaster on a stretcher-bed. Little by little, as Emanuel gets accustomed to the sadness of his new life, he discovers that inside the facility there is still a life to be lived to the fullest. From Aferim! writer-director Radu Jude.

SUNDAY 14 APRIL

Excalibur
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, USA, 1981
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Language: English
Director: John Boorman
Starring: Helen Mirren, Nicol Williamson, Nigel Terry, Liam Neeson, Cherie Lunghi
What's it about?
The myth of King Arthur brought to the screen. Uthur Pendragon is given the mystical sword Excalibur by Merlyn. At his death Uthur buries the sword into a stone, and the next man that can pull it out will be King of England. Years later Arthur, Uthur's bastard son draws Excalibur and becomes king. Arthur's evil half-sister Morgana sires a son with him, who may prove his downfall. From director John Boorman (DeliveranceHope and Glory).

Bee Nation
8:30PM, NITV

PG
Canada, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Lana Slezic
What's it about?
This inspirational documentary follows the stories of six students in the first-ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee in Canada as they strive to make it to the National Championships in Toronto. 

Pacific Warriors
10:00AM, NITV

PG
Canada, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: James Marquand
What's it about?
An insight into the origins and stories of Pacific Island rugby teams such as Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. This documentary explores the backgrounds of a wide variety of players, past and present.

What Maisie Knew
1:00AM, SBS

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: David Siegel, Scott McGehee
Starring: Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan, Emma Holzer, Alexander Skarsgård, Joanna Vanderham
What's it about?
Six-year-old Maisie (Holzer) is caught in the middle of a custody battle between her rock star mother, Suzanna (Moore), and art dealer father, Beale (Coogan). In a race to win the court’s advantage, Beale marries Maisie’s nanny, Margo (Vanderham), prompting Suzanna in turn to marry local bartender, Lincoln (Skarsgård). Maisie is infinitely accepting and angelic in her ability to observe their immature actions without judgement, staying calm amongst the chaos. 

What Maisie Knew: Scott McGehee and David Siegel interview
What Maisie Knew review