The Sapphires (2012)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 6:30 pm

The Sapphires
Four smart, gutsy young women become unlikely stars in the most unlikely of places, with the most unlikely of allies, in THE SAPPHIRES. Set in 1968, the film follows Gail, Cynthia, Julie and Kay as they seize a risky, but irresistible, chance to launch a professional career singing for U.S. troops in Vietnam. Under the guidance of an R&B-loving Irish musician, Dave Lovelace, the girls transform themselves into a sizzling soul act and set out to make a name for themselves hundreds of miles from home. Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES is a celebration of music, family and self-discovery. Directed by Wayne Blair, starring Chris O’Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy. Australian (English) 1 hr., 43 min.