We will be attending the 7:10 pm showing of the "inspired by a true story" film "The Sapphires" at the Seven Gables Theater located at the edge of the University District. Here is a description of the film that is copied from Landmark Theatres's web site:
Inspired by a true story, the dramatic comedy 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 brings them to Vietnam to sing. Adapted from Tony Briggs' original stage play and directed by Wayne Blair, The Sapphires is a triumphant celebration of self-discovery, family and music
Here is a preview of this film:
The Sapphires - trailer
Rottentomatoes rates this film at 93. Here is the link to that web site where you can read or scan all of the reviews to see if this film is for you:
tomatometer - The Sapphires
Here is rotten's quick take on this film: While it's plenty predictable and sentimental, The Sapphires also has an irresistible feel-good vibe, winning music and charming performances to spare.
Meet me no later than 6:55 in the waiting room of the Seven Gables. I am an Asian male who wear glasses and who will probably be wearing a hat of some type (beret, black rain hat...) A head shot of me appears in the photo section of my profile so you can see for whom to look. My cell phone,[masked], will be on until the start of the program.
At the completion of the film (completion = after all credits have been shown) there will be an optional food and beverage stop at the Bombay Grill which is on the same block on Roosevelt Way. You have have just a drink, or have happy hour food (menu), or order a complete dinner. Meet me in the waiting room where we will regroup and then walk to the restaurant.