You may have missed all of the buzz so far, but if you live in the United States, here’s your chance to see one of Australia’s most talked about movies this year, The Sapphires.
The film, led by AFI award winner Debra Mailman (Rabbit Proof Fence, Mabo) is set in the 1960s and tells the tale of four young singers who were discovered and guided from a remote Aboriginal mission to the world stage as Australia’s answer to The Supremes. With the help of their manager, played by Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, The IT Crowd), they are given an opportunity to entertain troops in Vietnam, and along the way hone their musical skills, bond with each other, experience loss and grow as women.
Along with Mailman, The Sapphires are Aussie pop sensation Jessica Mauboy and newcomers Miranda Tapsell and Shari Sebbens.
The film is an adaptation of the hugely successful Australian stage musical of the same name, inspired by the remarkable true story of writer Tony Briggs’ mother and three aunts.
The movie has already played at film festivals across the USA, and coming up it can be seen at the following locations. View the trailer below.
Fri 26 Oct, 2012 - PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL (Philadelphia, PA)
Sat 27 Oct, 2012 - GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL (Long Island, NY)
Fri 2 Nov, 2012 - NAPLES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Naples, FL)
Fri 2 Nov, 2012 - SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL (Savannah, GA)
Sat 3 Nov, 2012 - INDIE MEMPHIS FILM FESTIVAL (Memphis, TN)
Sat 3 Nov, 2012 - NAPLES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Naples, FL)
Sun 4 Nov, 2012 – VIRGINA FILM FESTIVAL (Charlottsville, VA)
Thu 8 Nov, 2012 - NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL (Napa, CA)
Fri 9 Nov, 2012 - LONESTAR FILM FESTIVAL (Ft Worth, TX)
Sat 10 Nov, 2012 - NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL (St. Helena, CA)
Be sure to catch this Aussie classic while you can!