The Sapphires

Next date: Friday, 28 January 2022 | 02:00 PM

The Sapphires

Join us for a celebration of classic Australian cinema, with the Aussie Classics Film Fest at CPAC!


THE SAPPHIRES (2012)

A would-be music promoter (Chris O'Dowd) sees something special in a girl group of four Australian singers (Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, and Miranda Tapsell) and takes them to Vietnam to perform for American troops.

1968 was the year that changed the world. And for four young Indigenous sisters from a remote mission this is the year that would change their lives forever. Around the globe, there was protest and revolution in the streets. Indigenous Australians finally secured the right to vote. There were drugs and the shock of a brutal assassination. And there was Vietnam.

The McCrae sisters - Cynthia, Gail, Julie and Kay - are discovered by Dave, a talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. Billed as Australia's answer to 'The Supremes', Dave secures the sisters their first true gig, and flies them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. Based on a true story, THE SAPPHIRES is a triumphant celebration of youthful emotion, family and music.

This film is rated PG and contains some course language.

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