SATUR­DAY SATEL­LITE BOY

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - NEWS -

8.30PM, ABC A quiet, un­hur­ried and grace­ful Aus­tralian drama. In the far north­ern reaches of WA, a young Abo­rig­i­nal boy and his grand­fa­ther face evic­tion from the un­usual place they call home. The pair live at the site of an aban­doned drive-in cin­ema, which has been marked for de­mo­li­tion by a lo­cal min­ing com­pany. In­censed by the news, 11-year-old Pete (Cameron Wal­laby) takes off for the big smoke to see if he can change the min­ers’ minds. The film could be construed as a bit slow for some tastes. Nev­er­the­less, its fas­ci­na­tion with a fad­ing way of life in the Out­back (and the peo­ple de­ter­mined to keep liv­ing it as vividly as they can) is a small tri­umph. Co-stars David Gulpilil.

★★★

for HBO.

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