The Sapphires (PG)
A talented '60s Aboriginal all-girl group find fame, love and friendship in this inspirational musical comedy. It's 1968 and social change is sweeping the world. Inspired by these events, Aboriginal people in rural western Australia are fighting for their rights. Against this tumultuous backdrop, three talented young singing siblings living at a remote mission are spotted by down-on-his-luck Irish musician Dave (Chris O'Dowd). His first challenge is to persuade Gail (Deborah Mailman), Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell) and Julie (Jessica Mauboy) that they should be playing soul rather than country and western music. Eventually joined by Kay (Shari Sebbens), they become The Sapphires - Australia's answer to The Supremes. And their big break comes with a gig performing to US troops in Vietnam. Inspired by an amazing true story and adapted from Tony Briggs's award-winning stage play, 'The Sapphires' stars Australian Idol winner Jessica Mauboy. It also features another brilliant comic performance by 'Bridesmaids' star Chris O'Dowd.
Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell
7th November 2012
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Packed with great songs, this is a funny, uplifting account of an incredible emotional and musical journey.Cineworld Magazine
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