Friends of the Melbourne Holocaust Museum present a Special Film Preview of “The Sapphires” (2012) 103 mins.
Directed by Wayne Blair.
“The Sapphires” is set in the heady days of the late ‘60s when four young, 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. For the girls, a whole new world of friendship, love, war and soul opens before them.
The Sapphires is an adaptation of the hugely successful Australian stage musical of the same name, and is inspired by the remarkable true story of writer Tony Briggs’ mother and her family. It stars AFI Award winner Deborah Mailman and Australian singer Jessica Mauboy alongside Bridesmaids actor Chris O’Dowd, and features an unbeatable soul music soundtrack. Destined to be a smash Australian hit, The Sapphires boasts a great story full of love, laughter and tears, set against the backdrop of the social upheaval of the 1960s, with wonderful performances from the entire cast.
All money raised from this viewing will go to the Melbourne Holocaust Museum.
Date: August 19, 2012
Start Time: 7:00 pm
Event Type: Film Screening
Cost: $20 per person
Venue: Classic Cinema
9 Gordon Street
Elsternwick VIC 3185