|Sent on:||Thursday, February 28, 2013 11:05 PM|
Reelblack, Philly's #1 promoter of African-American film, has obtained 25 passes for two to see the Aussie hit musical THE SAPPHIRES this Monday night in Old City. Director Wayne Blair will be on hand for a post-film Q&A.
The Weinstein Company's THE SAPPHIRES, opens in Philadelphia on March 29. THE SAPPHIRES recently played here during the Philadelphia Film Festival last October.
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 (Miranda Tapsell), Gail ( Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy) and Kay ( Shari Sebbens) are discovered by Dave (Chris 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.
If you are interested in attending, please send an email to [address removed] with your full name and I'll do my best to accommodate.