The Sapphires

The Sapphires Release Date: March 22, 2013

It’s 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

1968 was the year that changed the world. And for four young Aboriginal sisters from a remote mission this is the year that would change their lives forever. Around the globe, there was protest and revolution in the streets. Indigenous Australians finally secured the right to vote. There were drugs and the shock of a brutal assassination. And there was Vietnam. The sisters, Cynthia, Gail, Julie and Kay are discovered by Dave, a talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. Billed as Australia’s answer to ‘The Supremes’, Dave secures the sisters their first true gig, and flies them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops.

Based on a true story. But unlikely to make any money at the U.S. movie box office.

The Sapphires Trailer

Starring: Tanika LonesboroughAva Jean Miller-PorterMiah MaddenTammy AndersonKylie BellingMiranda TapsellLynette NarkleGregory J. FryerNioka BrennanCarlin Briggs
Genres: BiographyComedyDramaMusic
Directed By: Wayne Blair
Runtime: 103 minutes
Studio: Wein.
Total Box Office: 2.5 MIL
MPAA Rating PG-13