The Final Quarter
The Indigenous leader and Sydney Swans player became a lightning rod for an intense public debate and widespread media commentary that divided the country. In the last three years of his career, Goodes was named Australian of the Year, accused of staging for free kicks, and performed an on-field war dance celebration. When the football crowds turned on him, the Brownlow medallist left his beloved game. Director Ian Darling's (Suzy and the Simple Man, SFF 2016) film is crafted using only archival footage aired at the time, which has been expertly edited: a technique seen most recently in documentaries such as Amy and Senna. The result is a powerful film that holds a mirror to Australia and suggests we reconsider what happened on and off the football field.
Enrich your film experience with In Frame, a short and engaging critique of The Final Quarter produced by The University of Sydney.
Panel: The Final Quarter on Sunday 9 June, 11.30amFlexipasses are not valid for Back by Popular Demand sessions Monday 17 June to Thursday 20 June.