Special Prelaunch Screening Of The Sapphires
In support of The Indigenous Literacy Foundation
Venue: Palace Cinema, Norton Street, Leichhardt
Cost: $30 no concessions
A special preview screening of THE SAPPHIRES on Wednesday 8 August at Leichhardt will help raise funds to address the critical crisis in literacy in remote Indigenous communities around Australia.
Open to all members of the general public, the fundraiser hopes to raise over $2000 to buy books and literacy resources for kids who live in communities on the edge of the Great Sandy desert in WA, in the heart of Australia around Alice Springs right to the tip of Cape York in QLD and further afield.
David Gaunt, a director of The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, said the project was hoping to book out the theatre of 210 seats and everyone who comes along for the evening would go into the draw to win a lucky door prize".
THE FILM: Written by Tony Briggs, the film stars Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, and Miranda Tapsell, and follows four talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, who are discovered by an unlikely talent scout. Plucked from obscurity and branded as Australia's answer to The Supremes, The Sapphires are offered the chance of a lifetime when they are given their first real gig - entertaining the troops in Vietnam. Soon they are exposed to a world of sex, war, politics and soul opens before them.
Filled with an incredible Motown-era soundtrack and strong performances, this is a terrific first trailer for the Australian musical set in a year of immense change. The Sapphires will have its Australian premiere at MIFF on the 2nd of August before its release on the 9th.