THE SAPPHIRES

Winner of 11 Australian Academy of Cinema And Television Arts Awards, including Best Film, Best Direction, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay!

"The harmonies they strike in this reality-inspired charmer are sweetly sublime." –Denver Post

"Vastly appealing." –Variety

"A jewel-bright charmer." –The Hollywood Reporter

Four smart, gutsy young Australian Aboriginal women become unlikely stars in the most unlikely of places, with the most unlikely of allies. Set in 1968, the film follows Gail (Deborah Mailman), Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), Julie (Jessica Mauboy) and Kay (Shari Sebbens) as they seize a risky, but irresistible, chance to launch a professional career singing for U.S. troops in Vietnam. Under the tutelage of an R&B-loving Irish musician, Dave Lovelace (Chris O'Dowd, BRIDESMAIDS, GIRLS), 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, this film is a celebration of music, family and self-discovery.

DIR Wayne Blair; SCR Keith Thompson, Tony Briggs; PROD Rosemary Blight, Kylie du Fresne. Australia, 2012, color, 103 min. RATED PG-13