The Final Quarter

Directed by Ian Darling
2019
Australia
75 minutes
All Ages
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Cheers turned to boos in the final years of AFL champion footballer Adam Goodes' career when he publicly called out racism. This impassioned film tracks Australia's heated response.

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, 11.30am

Flexipasses are not valid for Back by Popular Demand sessions Monday 17 June to Thursday 20 June.

Special Guest

Ian Darling
and members of the film team

Tickets

Fri 7 June
8:45pm
State Theatre
Past Event Cancel
Sat 8 June
7pm
Casula Powerhouse
Past Event Cancel
Sun 9 June
9:30am
State Theatre
Past Event Cancel
Sat 15 June
11:45am
Hoyts Entertainment Quarter 15
Past Event Cancel
Wed 19 June
6:15pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
Past Event Cancel
Thu 20 June
6:30pm
Event Cinemas George St 4
Past Event Cancel
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Program Strand
Special Presentations, Selling Fast, Festival Guests, Back By Popular Demand
Year
2019
Classification
All Ages
Country
Australia
Language
In English
Director
Ian Darling
Producer
Mary Macrae, Ian Darling
Editor
Sally Fryer
Premiere
World Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Sport, World Premiere, Australian Films, Biography, Family, First Nations
Company Credits
World Sales: Shark Island Institute
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