The Sapphires

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The Sapphires is set in 1969 and tells the story of the McCrae sisters, four Aboriginal singers from country Victoria whose biggest dream is to become as famous as their Motown idols.

The film is an adaptation of the stage musical, when four talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission are discovered by an unlikely talent scout. Plucked from obscurity and branded as Australia’s answer to The Supremes, The Sapphires grasp the chance of a lifetime when they’re offered their first real gig – entertaining the troops in Vietnam.

The Sapphires is a feel-good film “full of rousing soul standards”, but also more than just a story about 4 young women discovering love and tragedy in a war zone.

Within a comic framework, it talks about the obstacles they have to overcome as Aboriginal people in a country that had only just given them the right to vote.

 

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“You could call it an Aussie Dreamgirls. I'd call it a blast of joy and music that struts right into your heart.”

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.”

Hollywood Reporter

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Sunday 6 August
Deckchair Cinema

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Director

Wayne Blair

Year

2012

Running Time

103 minutes

Rating

Country of Origin

Australia

Language

English

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