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The Sapphires


Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Center for Korean Studies Auditorium

Australia (2012, 103 min)

Director: Wayne Blair
Screenplay: Tony Briggs, Keith Thompson
Music: Cezary Skubiszewski
Costume Design: Tess Schofield
Cast: Miranda Tapsell (Cynthia), Deborah Mailman (Gail), Jessica Mauboy (Julie), Shari Sebbens (Kay), Chris O’Dowd (Dave Lovelace)

About the Film

The Sapphires

You could call it an Aussie Dreamgirls . I’d call it a blast of joy and music that struts right into your heart. The truth at the core of this movie is that an Aboriginal female soul quartet had to push past racial discrimination at home to entertain troops in Vietnam in 1968.


The Sapphires – Official Trailer – The Weinstein Company

Four smart, gutsy young Australian Aboriginal women become unlikely stars in the most unlikely of places, with the most unlikely of allies, in “The Sapphires”. Now Playing Official Sites Facebook – Twitter – Website – 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.

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The Sapphires (Blu-ray + DVD)

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The CSEAS Film Series is hosted by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawai’i, in support of the course ASAN 491G Cinema of Southeast Asia. Partial funding to purchase the films comes from the U.S. Dept. of Education and generous contributions from our loyal film fans. This presentation is free and open to the public. Remember to wear warm clothing. The auditorium is heavily air-conditioned.

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