THE SAPPHIRES (103 min., 2012)
Presented by the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Screening of The Sapphires, followed by a discussion with award-winning director WAYNE BLAIR, Indigenous writer, actor and filmmaker, in conversation with FAYE GINSBURG (NYU Anthropology/Center for Media, Culture and History)
Based on a true story, this award-winning film follows four Australian Aboriginal sisters as their
all girl music group entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. The powerhouse voices and unbeatable soul music soundtrack on this inspirational film received a ten minute standing ovation at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.The NYC Premiere of The Sapphires, distributed by The Weinstein Company, brings the red carpet to our Visions + Voices Australia Series.
Starring Deborah Mailman, Miranda Tapsell, Shari Sebbens, Australian pop sensation Jessica Mauboy, and Bridesmaids actor Chris O’Dowd.
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