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Fall 2013 September 23 in Gibsons

SPECIAL EVENT - With live music performance by CONNECTION

The Sapphires

Australia 2012, 103 min, musical comedy/drama
Director: Wayne Blair

Still from 'The Sapphires'


This wildly entertaining musical comedy — based on Tony Briggs’ 2004 play — follows the true story of Briggs’ mother and aunt, members of an Aboriginal female quartet that entertained American troops during the Vietnam War. Floundering in a racist outback
talent competition, the girls catch the attention of would-be music promoter Dave Lovelace (Chris O’Dowd), who convinces the band that he will make them stars if they... well, you
need to be there.
A satisfying mix of sparkling humour and serious drama, full of classic music hits that showcase the phenomenal voice of Australian singing idol Mauboy, The Sapphires hits all the right notes.

Still image from the film 'The Sapphires'

MORE ABOUT THIS FILM

Offical website.

The real Sapphires. The Sapphires feature film is inspired by a true story about four extraordinary Aboriginal women.

 

Reviews

The Sapphires: A lively feel-good movie about a dark Australian time. Review in The Globe and Mail byMichael Posner, April 2013.

 

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Poster for 'The Sapphires'

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