FRIDAY AUSTRALIAN RULES
9.30PM, NITV ★★★★
When Prospect Bay’s junior football team makes the grand final for the first time in 38 years, its racially integrated line-up becomes a lightning rod for tensions that have rumbled for years. Within this pressurecooker atmosphere, a close friendship between the team’s Aboriginal star, Dumby (Luke Carroll), and white fringe player Gary “Blacky’’ Black (Nathan Phillips), is barely tolerated. Australian Rules is a gutsy, gripping film.