No-one should miss this sweet-natured, laconic, emotionally gripping and very Australian film.
It`s July 1969, and NASA is sending its first manned spaceship to the moon. The NSW town of Parkes is agog with excitement because, just outside the town, the giant radio telescope is tracking Apollo 11. The small staff at the dish consists of...
The film starts a bit awkwardly, but once the plot kicks in, the film impresses.
In Prospect Flat, a small South Australian town by the sea, they take their footy seriously. Gary Black, called Blackie of course, and played by Nathan Phillips, is on the team, and so is his Aboriginal mate, Dumby Red (Luke Carroll), the star...
The economy of the small town of Givens Head depends on the local meat-processing plant. Wally Norman, Kevin Harrington, works there and lives a reasonably contented life with his wife, Roz Hammond, and kids. A federal election is looming, and...