The comedy, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May was released months ago in Australia to positive reviews. Finally, it will be making a limited American run starting March 22nd, 2013.
The Sapphires follows four young Koori sisters, Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy), Kay (Shari Sebbens) and Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell) discovered in a dusty outback tavern by lanky, kind-hearted talent scout Dave (Chris O’Dowd) who takes them on a soul-singing tour of Vietnam, performing for U.S. troops.
Blair adapted Tony Brigg‘s stage play with Keith Thompson.
‘My blood runs Negro, woman.’ Just watch it!
Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Cynthia (Tapsell), Gail (Mailman), Julie (Mauboy) and Kay (Sebbens) are discovered by Dave (O’Dowd), a good-humored talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. As their manager, Dave books the sisters their first true gig giving them their first taste of stardom, and travels them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops.