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Films & Schedules - THE SAPPHIRES


Fri, Feb 8, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 5 PM (Cinemagic)
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In 1968, in a remote Australian town where white racism rules, an Aboriginal country-western singing group struggles to make it in the music business. Their fortunes change when they meet garrulous Irish pianist/drinker Dave (Chris O’Dowd, Bridesmaids), who recognizes their talent and adds soul music to their repertoire. Soon, the precocious singer Julie (Australian music star Jessica Mauboy), boy-crazy Cynthia, tough and tart-tongued leader Gail, and cousin Kay who wishes she were white, score an unexpected gig: entertaining American troops in Vietnam. A rousing, heartfelt tale based on screenwriter Tony Briggs’s true-life family, the mix of charming romance, fine performances, and Motown classics sprinkled with Aboriginal folk songs adds up to a sparkling musical adventure set against the chaos of war and the civil rights politics of the era. (99 mins.)

First Feature.

Sponsored by French American International School and


Interests: New Directors, Narrative Feature, Music.

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