Australia, 2012, 103 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Historical/Period, Music, Social Issues
Program: Special Presentation
MUST END Thursday, July 11th at the Sie FilmCenter
35mm presentation - Inspired by a true story, the dramatic comedy 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 (Miranda Tapsell), Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy) and Kay (Shari Sebbens) are discovered by Dave (Chris 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 brings them to Vietnam to sing. Adapted from Tony Briggs' original stage play and directed by Wayne Blair, The Sapphires is a triumphant celebration of self-discovery, family and music.
DIRECTOR: Wayne Blair
Producer: Rosemary Blight, Kylie Du Fresne
Editor: Dany Cooper
Screenwriter: Tony Briggs, Keith Thompson
Cinematographer: Warwick Thornton
Principal Cast: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell
US Distributor: Weinstein Co.
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