The Sapphires

Director: Wayne Blair 2012 103 Minutes PG
The Sapphires Sat 13 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 01:00pm 180mins Event Cinemas | Brisbane City Myer Centre

The feel-good true story of four young Indigenous Australian women who became a powerhouse vocal group in the late 1960s, The Sapphires is a rollicking journey punctuated by rousing musical performances.

An adaptation of the popular stage production, Wayne Blair’s film captures the heart and soul of The Sapphires’ story. After being discovered at an amateur talent show by a wily manager (Chris O’Dowd), the group ends up in Vietnam, performing for the troops as the war rages on around them. Beyond being a showcase for the impressive vocal talents of the four leads (Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell), the film uses its effervescent energy to examine Aboriginal identity and race relations in the 1960s.


Director:Wayne Blair
Producer:Rosemary Blight, Kylie Du Fresne
Cast:Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Miranda Tapsell, Chris O'Dowd
Script:Keith Thompson, Tony Briggs
Program strand:Features
Rights:Entertainment One