• Gabriel Byrne stars in the Coen brothers' Irish mafia saga Miller's Crossing (1990), showing 8:30PM, Saturday 4th May 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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29 Apr 2019 - 8:33 AM  UPDATED 29 Apr 2019 - 8:33 AM

MONDAY 29 APRIL

Maker Of Monsters: Meet Beau Dick
11:30AM, NITV

PG
Canada, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Natalie Ball
What's it about?
An intimate look into the life of one of Canada’s greatest artists. Beau Dick worked within an ancient tradition and rose to the ranks of international success within the white cube world of contemporary art while never forgetting his roots. Meet Beau Dick illuminates a man whose art and life continue to transcend expectations and boundaries. 

Gimme Shelter
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Ron Krauss
Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser, James Earl Jones, Ann Dowd
What's it about?
Agnes "Apple" Bailey has been in and out of foster care for years, and her mother June is an abusive addict who only wants her for the welfare money she provides. She decides to run away and go in search of her absent father, whom she discovers is now a wealthy Wall Street broker with a family. He agrees to take her in, but she's quickly forced out again when he and his wife learn she's pregnant and don't agree with her decision to keep the baby.

Jimi Hendrix
1:05PM, NITV

M
USA, 1973
Genre: Music, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Joe Boyd, John Head, Gary Weis
Featuring: Eric Clapton, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, Little Richard, Pete Townshend
What's it about?
Jimi Hendrix became a superstar rock'n'roller, smashed the colour barrier and shocked the nation, all before his 27th birthday. This riveting documentary - made only three years after his tragic death - tells the story of Jimi's short but spectacular life.

TUESDAY 30 APRIL

Blind Man
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, 2012
Genre: Thriller, Action
Language: French
Director: Xavier Palud
Starring: Lambert Wilson, Jacques Gamblin
What's it about?
A gruesome double murder takes place in Paris. Detective Lassalle (Gamblin) initially suspects an ex-boyfriend of one of the victims, but his attention soon turns to Marvik (Wilson), whose lack of sight is made up for by his enhanced senses and quick reflexes. A cat and mouse game ensues.

Roger Waters: The Wall
10:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, 2014
Genre: Music
Language: English, French
Director: Sean Evans, Roger Waters
Starring: Roger Waters
What's it about?
Based on the groundbreaking concept album, Roger Waters: The Wall is a concept film: a state-of-the-art show that dazzles the senses, combined with an intensely personal road trip that deals with the loss Roger has felt throughout his life due to war. On stage and now on film, Waters has channelled his convictions into his art and his music. Waters, together with his fellow musicians and his creative collaborators, brings audiences an exultant ride of a rock and roll concert, and delivers an unforgettable, deeply emotional experience. 

Who Am I
12:55AM, SBS VICELAND

M
Germany, 2014
Genre: Thriller
Language: English, German
Director: Baran bo Odar
Starring: Tom Schilling, Elyas M’Barek, Trine Dyrholm, Antoine Monot Jr., Wotan Wilke Möhring
What's it about?
Benjamin is a nobody, an outsider, but all this changes when he invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage. But what starts out as fun soon turns deadly serious, when the group are suddenly investigated by the German Secret Service and Europol. With the leading cybercrime investigators at their heels, Benjamin begins to realise that he is no longer a nobody, but one of the most wanted hackers in the world. 

WEDNESDAY 1 MAY

The Rocket
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
Australia, Laos, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: Lao
Director: Kim Mordaunt
Starring: Sitthiphon 'Ki' Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam, Thep Phongam
What's it about?
A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by the legacy of war, to prove he's not bad luck he builds a giant rocket to enter the most exciting and dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival. 

The Rocket lifts the lid on Laos
The Rocket Review

The Rocket

Cry-Baby
8:35PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1990
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Language: English
Director: John Waters
Starring: Johnny Depp, Susan Tyrrell, Ricki Lake, Iggy Pop, Willem Dafoe
What's it about?
In this quirky John Waters (Hairpmusical-comedy set in 1950s Baltimore, Wade ‘Cry-Baby’ Walker (Depp), a juvenile delinquent with a heart of gold, wins the love of a reluctant ‘square’ girl, who fights society’s disapproval with gusto. 

Hairspray
10:15PM, SBS VICELAND

PG
USA, 1988
Genre: Comedy, Music
Language: English
Director: John Waters
Starring: Ricki Lake, Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry, Jerry Stiller
What's it about?
Tracy Turnblad (Lake) wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" - and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after witnessing firsthand the terrible state of race relations in 1960s Baltimore, Turnblad becomes an outspoken advocate for desegregation.

In Between
12:00AM, SBS

MA15+
France, Israel, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic, Hebrew
Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
Starring: Mouna Hawa, Shaden Kanboura, Sana Jammalieh, Mahmoud Shalaby
What's it about?
Laila (Hawa) is a chain-smoking, leather-jacketed lawyer who can drink and snort the boys under the table. She lives with Salma (Jammalieh), an aspiring DJ whose strict Christian parents don’t know she’s gay. When strait-laced and studious Nour (Kanboura) arrives from Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel, the ultra-conservative Muslim lifestyle she leads is out of step with that of her new flatmates. 

THURSDAY 2 MAY

Sleepwalk with Me
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2012
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Mike Birbiglia, Seth Barrish
Starring: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, Carol Kane, James Rebhorn
What's it about?
Matt (Birbiglia) is a promising stand-up comedian struggling with the stress of a stalled career, a souring relationship with girlfriend Abby (Ambrose), and the wild episodes of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.  

Sleepwalk with Me: Ira Glass interview

Why Do Fools Fall In Love
9:05PM, NITV (repeats 12:30PM, Fri 3 May)

M
USA, 1998
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Gregory Nava
Starring: Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon, Halle Berry
What's it about?
In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer formerly of The Platters, one is a petty thief from Philly, and one teaches school in a small Georgia town. Each claims to be the widow of long-dead doo-wop singer-songwriter Frankie Lyman, and each wants years of royalties due to his estate, money Levy has never shared. 

Deep Water: The Real Story
11:15PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Australia, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Amanda Blue
What's it about?
Individual stories are woven together to explore a spate of violence and crime, which bloodied Sydney's coastline in the 1980s and 1990s. Disturbing gang assaults were being carried out on coastal cliffs around Sydney, and mysterious deaths officially recorded as 'suicide', 'disappearance' and 'misadventure'. Survivors, witnesses, families of victims and many of those involved at the time including ex-police, investigative journalists, forensic pathologists and the ex-Deputy State Coroner are now candidly speaking out on the events of the past in the hope that new evidence might rise to the surface.

FRIDAY 3 MAY

Chicken With Plums
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, Belgium, Germany, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Marjane Satrapi
Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Edouard Baer
What's it about?
Acclaimed Tehrani violinist Nasser Ali Khan (Amalric) no longer has the will to live. His beloved Stradivarius is broken and unable to be replaced and his long-lost lover didn’t recognised him in the street. Nasser takes to bed and awaits Azrael, the Angel of Death. As he waits, he relives his amazing life through dreams, revealing love and secrets. From Persepolis (2007) director Marjane Satrapi.

Chicken with Plums Review

Rainbow
7:30PM, NITV (repeats 10:00AM, Sat 4th May)

PG
India, 2015
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: Hindi
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
Starring: Swastik Ram Chavan, Krrish Chhabria, Vibha Chhibber, Daniel Vincent Gordh
What's it about?
When a rainbow appears after a stormy school day, four children embark on the adventure of a lifetime - the search for the end of the rainbow and the promise of gold and riches beyond all imagination.

Babel
8:30PM, SBS

MA15+
USA, 2006
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic
Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Starring: Gael García Bernal, Rinko Kikuchi, Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Adriana Barraza
What's it about?
A rifle shot in the Moroccan desert sets in a motion a series of events that will have tragic consequences for the two young Moroccan gunmen, as well as a married American couple who are grieving on holiday, a Mexican nanny struggling to make ends meet and a rebellious, deaf Japanese girl. Nominated for seven 2007 Academy Awards and winner of one for Best Original Score (Gustavo Santaolalla).

Babel: Alejandro González Iñárritu interview
Babel betters with age

Rust and Bone
12:15PM, SBS

MA15+
France, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Jacques Audiard
Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts, Marion Cotillard, Corinne Masiero
What's it about?
Lonely and destitute, Ali (Schoenaerts) leaves the north of France for his sister's house in Antibes after becoming the sole guardian of his estranged five-year-old son Sam. When Ali lands a job as a bouncer in a nearby nightclub, things start to look up for the itinerant father and son. A chance meeting with Stephanie (Cotillard), a beautiful killer whale trainer, develops into an unlikely romance after Stephanie suffers a tragic accident. Nominated for two Golden Globe awards in 2013, including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress.

Rust and Bone Review

Rust and Bone

SATURDAY 4 MAY

Miller's Crossing
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1990
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, John Turturro, Albert Finney, Marcia Gay Harden
What's it about?
Two rival gangs vie for control of a city where the police are pawns, and the periodic busts of illicit drinking establishments are no more than a way for one gang to get back at the other. The third film from the Coen brothers, following Blood Simple & Raising Arizona.

Miller's Crossing review

Set It Off
8:30PM, NITV (repeats 12:50AM)

MA15+
USA, 1996
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Language: English
Director: F. Gary Gray
Starring: Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberley Elise, Blair Underwood, John C. McGinley
What's it about?
Four black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, undertake to rob banks. While initially successful, a policeman who was involved in shooting one of the women's brothers is on their trail. As the women add to the loot, their tastes and interests begin to change and their suspicions of each other increase on the way to a climactic robbery.

Prison Song
10:40PM, NITV

MA15+
USA, 2001
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Darnell Martin
Starring: Q-Tip, Mary J. Blige, Harold Perrineau, Elvis Costello
What's it about?
Elijah has been bounced from group home to group home throughout his turbulent young life. What has sustained him is his art. After a promised scholarship is taken away, Elijah ends up in a fight that result in the death of another boy. Now, sentenced to a minimum of fifteen years, the young man must find a way to keep his soul alive behind bars or turn into a hardened bitter criminal.

600 Miles
10:45PM, 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 2016 Berlin Film Festival, this gripping thriller centres on Arnulfo (Ferrer), a young man trafficking illegal weapons between the US and Mexico who is unaware he is being followed by special agent Hank Harris (Roth). After Harris risks an arrest that goes wrong, Arnulfo panics, makes a desperate decision and smuggles the agent into Mexico. 

Shadow Dancer
2:20AM, SBS

M
Ireland, 2012
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Clive Owen, Gillian Anderson, Brid Brennan, Domhnall Gleeson
What's it about?
Collette (Riseborough), a single mother, is arrested in London during an aborted IRA bombing. An MI5 officer, Mac (Owen), offers her a deal: return to Belfast and spy on your IRA brothers or go to prison and lose your son. Betraying both her beliefs and her family, Collette returns home. Yet as the IRA grows suspicious of Collette and Mac takes greater risks to protect her, both find their lives at risk.

Shadow Dancer: James Marsh interview
Why You Should Watch: Shadow Dancer

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SUNDAY 5 MAY

The Fifth Element
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND (repeats 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 6:50pm, 9:10pm, 11:30pm)

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

Croker Island Exodus
8:30PM, NITV

PG
Australia, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Steven McGregor
What's it about?
1942, Croker Island, as Japanese bomb the North, 95 Aboriginal children and their missionary carers make a remarkable journey to safety 3000 miles across the Australian continent.

As Japanese bomb Australia in 1942, children and carers from the Croker Island Mission embarked on a 5,000 mile journey

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe
9:45PM, NITV

PG
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ros Horin
Starring: Aminata Conteh-Biger, Yordanos Haile-Michael, Rosemary Kariuki-Fyfe, Yarrie Bangura
What's it about?
Four African Australian women (former refugees), all victims of sexual abuse and violence, take on the risky and difficult challenge of creating and performing their stories in a professional Theatre production. The film charts their journeys over a 5-year period from tentative and painful beginnings in exploratory workshops through to the eventual triumph of their theatre show against all the odds.