The Sapphires

  • May 13, 2013 · 6:45 PM
  • Chelsea Theatre

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, Gail, Julie, and Kay  are discovered by Dave, a good-humored talent scout with a kind heart and 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.

This movie looks like a lot of fun. Showtime is 7:10, so I'm listing the meetup start as 6:45. If you signed up for the The Angel's Share, you are not automatically signed up for this, so be sure to RSVP if you're interested. I do hope some people will be interested in refreshments afterwards.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice to meet everyone! One of the signs of a great movie for me is lingering giggles, even with an intense subject matter Sapphires was a hit in my book! All in all a very enjoyable evening. Thank you!

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't know which I enjoyed more, the movie or the great group of people. Definitely worth the trip from Raleigh.

    May 14, 2013

  • Kerry H.

    There was a great movie out a number of years ago called 'Rabbit Proof Fence' that dealt with these same issues of Christian missionaries taking pale skinned aboriginal children away from their families. Highly recommend it if you haven't seen it. Probably available through netflix.

    May 14, 2013

    • Elizabeth J.

      Amnon was talking about that last night as well.

      May 14, 2013

  • David Y

    Excellent movie choice for group: highly entertaining, uplifting, but with sufficient social commentary on the underlying serious cultural/racial issues of the movie's setting (time & place). Glad we still had the time to extend the evening with most of the group at Margaret's Cantina. Nice mix of regular Indie-Group members and some new faces.

    May 14, 2013

  • John L.

    Great movie and fun conversation afterward.

    May 14, 2013

  • David

    Sorry I couldn't stay after the movie ,maybe next time. Very good movie

    May 14, 2013

  • Vicki S.

    The Sapphires was a wonderful first movie with this meetup group. Very entertaining and moving film. Enjoyed it and meeting the other attendees.

    May 13, 2013

    • Jennifer

      My sentiments exactly. I look forward to participating in the post-discussion next time. Thanks everyone.

      May 14, 2013

  • Henry H.

    WOW! Thanks Mark for this excellent selection. I really enjoyed the movie. the Sapphires had good music, story, and lots of laughs as well.

    May 13, 2013

  • Elizabeth J.

    I enjoyed the movie very much.

    May 13, 2013

  • Mark F.

    Thanks for answering Jennifer's questions, John! See everyone tonight.

    May 13, 2013

  • John L.

    The places open late closest to the Chelsea are probably the West End Wine Bar at 450 W Franklin and Top of the Hill at 100 E Franklin. The latter has a full menu for those who want food while the Wine bar has good small plates. Let's poll those at the movie who want to go out and see what we feel like in the moment.

    May 13, 2013

  • David Y

    I'm probably not the most in-the-know person for late evening coffee/tea/dessert nearby locations. But I do know that the following three (all within an easy 5-minute drive from the Chelsea Theater) stay open until 11:00 p.m. (unlike most other nearby cafes that close at 9:00 or 10:00): Caffe Driade (1215 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill); Looking Glass Cafe (601 Main Street, Carrboro); Caribou Coffee (1406 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill). At least there are several good options for us night-owlers!

    May 13, 2013

  • Jennifer

    This looks like fun. This will be my first time with this group. Any special instructions about finding each other? Thanks.

    May 12, 2013

    • John L.

      Hi Jennifer. At the Chelsea, we usually congregate outside, near the box office, until it's time to go inside and take our seats. Mark usually wears something red to be visible. Hope this helps.

      May 13, 2013

    • Jennifer

      Thank you.

      May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds good, thank you. I rarely get out these days so it would be nice to socialize with other movie lovers...I look forward to meeting you all.

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • David Y

    I may be running closer to 7:00 on my arrival. So if you all have to go on into the darkness to grab seats before I get there, when I come into the theater, I'll just shout, "Indie Film Group, stand up and identify yourselves!" That should work okay, don't you think?
    Alternately, if the show isn't crowded on a Monday evening, I hope a few of you will linger in the lobby until I can link up with you.

    May 13, 2013

  • Kerry H.

    Already had plans for this evening but saw it last night. Very fun movie. Enjoy!

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like a sweet film. I'd love to meet others for a tea before or after. If anyone is interested?

    1 · May 12, 2013

    • John L.

      Several of us are planning on getting together after the movie for food and/or drink. The more the merrier.

      1 · May 13, 2013

  • John L.

    I'm with Mark on getting refreshments after the movie. Anyone else?

    1 · May 11, 2013

    • Elizabeth J.

      Count me in!

      1 · May 11, 2013

    • Caroline

      Sorry I wont be back from work in time. It looks like a great movie.

      May 13, 2013

  • Vicki S.

    Recently saw the trailer for this one and I'm ready for something upbeat.

    May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still working on Monday nights... I'm going to get there... :)

    May 7, 2013

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