THE SAPPHIRES

| 2012 | 99 mins | | ,
Filmmaker Wayne Blair

Friday May 31, 2013


$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Filmmaker Wayne Blair
Tony Briggs

Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Cynthia (Tapsell), Gail (Mailman), Julie (Mauboy) and Kay (Sebbens) are discovered by Dave (O’Dowd), a good-humored talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. As their manager, Dave books the sisters their first true gig giving them their first taste of stardom, and travels them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops.

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"The Sapphires" illustrates how the same old story - in this case, the one about a 1960s girl group and its struggles - can be freshened up through the novelties of place and characterization."
--Ty Burr, Boston Globe

"You could call it an Aussie Dreamgirls. I'd call it a blast of joy and music that struts right into your heart."
--Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"A jewel-bright charmer about four spunky indigenous women whose powerhouse voices catapulted them onto the 60s-era world stage as Australia's answer to the Supremes."
--Megan Lehmann, Hollywood Reporter

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