• The wild Tokyo Tribe (2014), airing this Wed 29th May, 10:40PM 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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27 May 2019 - 9:03 AM  UPDATED 30 May 2019 - 1:18 PM

MONDAY 27 MAY

Jump
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Kieron J. Walsh
Starring: Nichola Burley, Martin McCann, Charlene McKenna
What's it about?
Jump follows the lives of four twenty-somethings whose lives collide one fateful New Year's Eve amidst the ancient walls of Derry, Northern Ireland in a night of fast talk, accidents and intrigue. Johnny, a small time crook and Marie, a dissatisfied shop assistant, are both looking for a fresh start. Greta is on the verge of taking her own life and Pearse has a bounty on his head for asking difficult questions about his missing brother Eddie. 

After the Apology
12:00PM, NITV

M
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary, History
Language: English
Director: Larissa Behrendt
Featuring: Debra Swan, Aunty Hazel Collins, Karen Fusi, Suellyn Tighe
What's it about?
The rate of Indigenous child removal has actually increased since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered the apology to the ‘stolen generations’ in 2008. This documentary follows four grandmothers find as they find each other and start a national movement to place extended families as a key solution to the rising number of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care.

Ningla A-Na
1:30PM, NITV

PG
Australia, 1972
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Alessandro Cavadini
What's it about?
Made in 1972, this landmark documentary records the events surrounding the establishment of the Aboriginal tent embassy on the lawns of Parliament House. It incorporates interviews with black activists, the work of the National Black Theatre, Aboriginal Legal Service and Aboriginal Medical Service, plus footage from the demonstrations and arrests at the embassy.

Gameloading: Rise of the Indies
12:55AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Anna Brady, Lester Francois
What's it about?
Game Loading explores the new global subculture of independent game development. In the spirit of movements like the French New Wave, and Punk and Grunge music culture, hundreds of indie auteurs are emerging and finding success with their own unique voices and artistic goals. Game Loading captures this exciting moment in time, taking a personal and holistic look at the passionate people expressing themselves through video games, and in the process, creating an international community dedicated to developing the culture of the medium. 

 

How to watch SBS World Movies and SBS Viceland channels
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TUESDAY 28 MAY

Early One Morning
12:45AM, SBS VICELAND

M
France, Belgium, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Jean-Marc Moutout
Starring: Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Valérie Dréville, Xavier Beauvois, Yannick Renier
What's it about?
Monday morning. Paul Wertret, 50, heads off to his job as a manager at the International Credit and Trade Bank. He arrives at 8 o'clock on the dot, as usual. He enters a meeting room, takes out a gun and kills two of his bosses. Then he locks himself in his office. As he waits for the inevitable police assault, this ordinary man looks back over his life and the events that led him to commit such an act.

WEDNESDAY 29 MAY

Purple Rain
8:35PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1984
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Language: English
Director: Albert Magnoli
Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Clarence Williams III
What's it about?
In his movie debut, Prince stars as 'the Kid', a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid the same mistakes as his truculent father, the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with a captivating singer, Apollonia. But another musician, Morris Day, looks to steal the Kid's spotlight - and his girl. 

Purple Rain review: “Dig if You Will the Picture

After the Apology
9:30PM, NITV

M
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary, History
Language: English
Director: Larissa Behrendt
Featuring: Debra Swan, Aunty Hazel Collins, Karen Fusi, Suellyn Tighe
What's it about?
The rate of Indigenous child removal has actually increased since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered the apology to the ‘stolen generations’ in 2008. This documentary follows four grandmothers find as they find each other and start a national movement to place extended families as a key solution to the rising number of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care.

Tokyo Tribe
10:40PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Japan, 2014
Genre: Music, Drama, Crime, Action, Science Fiction
Language: Japanese
Director: Sion Sono
Starring: Ryôhei Suzuki, Young Dais, Nana Seino
What's it about?
Near-future Tokyo has split into 23 rival tribes that struggle for control against a backdrop of violence, sex and corruption. Tensions between two of the tribes escalate when one leader kills a rival from another tribe, and Tokyo becomes a battlefield as an all-out turf war erupts between the tribes. A typically wild offering from director Sion Sono (Love ExposureSuicide Club), who here combines the yakuza genre with martial arts fight scenes and dystopian sci-fi.

The wild Tokyo Tribe (2014), airing this Wed 29th May, 10:40PM on SBS VICELAND

The Clown
12:50AM, SBS VICELAND

M
Brazil, 2011
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Language: Portuguese
Director: Selton Mello
Starring: Selton Mello, Paulo José, Larissa Manoela
What's it about?
Frank is determined to prove his fatherhood potential to his pregnant girlfriend. An ill-advised plan sees him 'kidnap' her 12-year-old nephew and take him along to his best friend Casper’s debauched weekend canoe trip. Together they rampage through brothels, hospitalisations and armed robberies, and form a friendship that might prove Frank is more capable than he ever thought. 

How 'The Clown' Auteur Turned Career Doubt Into an Oscar Contender

THURSDAY 30 MAY

Fat Kid Rules The World
12:00PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2012
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Matthew Lillard
Starring: Matt O'Leary, Dylan Arnold, Billy Campbell
What's it about?
Troy Billings (Jacob Wysocki) is 17, overweight and depressed. His life sucks. Just as he's about to jump in front of a bus, he's saved by Marcus (Matt O'Leary), a charming high school dropout street punk. Marcus is clearly trouble, but the two become fast friends when Marcus enlists the musically challenged Troy to become the drummer in his new punk band. As Troy’s relationship with Marcus grows, Troy's father becomes increasingly concerned about his son's new friendship. Based on the award-winning young adult novel by K.L. Going.

Drunktown's Finest
9:05PM, NITV

M
USA, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Sydney Freeland
Starring: Jeremiah Bitsui, Carmen Moore, MorningStar Angeline 
What's it about?
On a desolate Navajo reservation in New Mexico, three young people – a college-bound, devout Christian; a rebellious and angry father-to-be; and a trans woman who dreams of being a model - search for love and acceptance.

The Handmaid's Tale
10:25PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Germany, USA, 1990
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Language: English, German, Spanish
Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Starring: Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth McGovern
What's it about?
Following a coup, America is a country still at war with itself and ruled by a repressive Bible-inspired regime. Past pollution means only 1 per cent of women can bear children, and female criminals found to be potential mothers are put into an institution run by 'Aunt Lydia' to be indoctrinated. One such is Kate, who then seduces Fred, a higher-up in the security forces, to attempt to procreate.

Othello
10:40PM, NITV

M
USA, 1995
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Oliver Parker
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Irène Jacob, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Sheen
What's it about?
When passion and suspicion combine and ignite, they can only lead to tragedy. Starring Laurence Fishburne and Kenneth Branagh, Shakespeare's classic work remains as shocking and timely as ever.

FRIDAY 31 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

Frog Dreaming
7:30PM, NITV (repeats 10:00AM, Sat 1st Jun)

PG
Australia, 1986
Genre: Family, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Starring: Henry Thomas, Tony Barry, Rachel Friend
What's it about?
American boy Cody lives in Australia with his guardian, Gaza. Cody is very imaginative, inventive, and inquisitive. He comes accross some strange events happening in Devil's Knob national park associated with an aboriginal myth about "frog dreamings", and decides to investigate. This Aussie family classic was initially released under the titles The Quest and The Go Kids in the US and UK, respectively.

Why You Should Watch: Frog Dreaming

Children of Men
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
UK, 2006
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Starring: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine, Danny Huston
What's it about?
This sci-fi epic from Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity, Roma) envisages a future world that has fallen into anarchy on the heels of an infertility defect in the population that has made humankind face the likelihood of its own extinction. Set against a backdrop of London torn apart by violence, the film follows an unlikely champion of Earth's survival: Theo (Owen), a disillusioned ex-activist turned bureaucrat, who is forced to face his own demons and protect the planet's last remaining hope for a future generation. 

Why 'Children of Men' is the most relevant film of 2017

Kidulthood
10:00PM, NITV (repeats 12:30AM)

MA15+
UK, 2006

Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Menhaj Huda
Starring: Aml Ameen, Red Madrell, Noel Clarke, Adam Deacon, Jaime Winstone
What's it about?
A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London. Reminiscent of Larry Clark's Kids, the film was followed by a 2008 sequel, Adulthood.

SATURDAY 1 JUNE

Still Alice
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
Starring: Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Shane McRae, Alec Baldwin
What's it about?
Fifty-year-old Alice Howland (Moore, whose performance won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Actress) leads a seemingly perfect life, with a happy marriage and three grown children, and a successful career as a renowned linguistics professor. However, that life is turned upside down when she starts forgetting words, before receiving a devastating diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease. This puts Alice and her family through the test, as she struggles to remain the woman she once was.

Julianne Moore on Still Alice, on getting inside the mind of Alzheimer's sufferers
Still Alice review

Beneath Clouds
9:30PM, NITV (repeats 12:30AM)

M
Australia, 2002
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Ivan Sen
Starring: Dannielle Hall, Damian Pitt, Jenna Lee Connors
What's it about?
Lena (Hall) has an absent Irish father she longs to see and an Aboriginal mother she finds disgusting. When she breaks away, she meets up with petty crim Vaughn (Pitt) who’s just escaped from low security prison to reluctantly visit his dying mother. Blonde and light-skinned, Lena is remains in denial about her Aboriginal heritage; Vaughn is an angry young man with a grudge against all whites. An uneasy relationship begins to form as they hit the road heading to Sydney. From Ivan Sen, director of Mystery Road and Goldstone.

Beneath Clouds: A superb Australian film

Fruitvale Station
10:00PM, NITV

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer
What's it about?
The true story of Oscar Grant III (Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008, before tragedy strikes. The indie feature debut from director Ryan Coogler (CreedBlack Panther).

Fruitvale Station review: Indie drama shines a light on victim of violence

Postcards from the Edge
10:25PM, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 1990 
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Richard Dreyfuss, Annette Bening
What's it about?
Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on a slippery slope as a recovering addict. On exit from rehab, it is recommended she stay with her mother, who has become a somewhat champion drinker herself. Suzanne therefore struggles to maintain her sobriety and her sanity in the company of Doris. Nominated for two 1990 Academy Awards, including Best Actress (Streep) and Best Original Song.

SUNDAY 2 JUNE

American Gigolo
8:30PM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1980
Genre: Drama
Language: German, Swedish, English, French
Director: Paul Schrader
Starring: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Héctor Elizondo, Bill Duke, Brian Davies
What's it about?
Julian (Gere) makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle (Hutton), a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday (Elizondo) begins pumping him for details on his different clients, something he is reluctant to do considering the nature of his work. Julian begins to suspect he's being framed. Meanwhile Michelle begins to fall in love with him.

Mabo: Life Of An Island Man
8:30PM, NITV

PG
Australia, 1997
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Trevor Graham
What's it about?
On June 3rd 1992, six months after Eddie "Koiki" Mabo's tragic death, the High Court upheld his claim that Murray Islanders held native title to land in the Torres Strait. The legal fiction that Australia was empty when first occupied by white people had been laid to rest. Mabo-Life of an Island Man tells the private and public stories of a man so passionate about family and home that he fought an entire nation and its legal system. Though his greatest victory was won only after his death, it has forever ensured his place - on Murray Island and in Australian history.

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
8:35PM, SBS

M
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Anna Chai, Nari Kye
Featuring: Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali
What's it about?
See how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps and rejects into incredible dishes that feed more people and create a more sustainable food system. 

After Mabo
10:00PM, NITV

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.

The Falcon and the Snowman
10:40PM, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, USA, 1985
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Joyce Van Patten
What's it about?
The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee (Hutton) and his drug pusher childhood friend (Penn) who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union. Directed by John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy, Sunday Bloody Sunday).

Evil Dead (2013)
1:10AM, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2013 
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Fede Alvarez
Starring: Shiloh Fernandez, Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas
What's it about?
In this remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film (from Don't Breathe director Fede Alvarez), five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.