The Sapphires continues its dream run with news that it has been selected to screen at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in September.
The Toronto selection follows the highly-anticipated film’s international triumph at the Cannes International Film Festival.
But before heading to Toronto, there will be a gala red carpet premiere of The Sapphires, including a special live performance by Jessica Mauboy who will sing several songs from the soundtrack to the movie, at the State Theatre in Sydney on August 8. TICKETS TO THIS VERY SPECIAL EVENT ARE NOW ON SALE THROUGH TICKETMASTER .
Director Wayne Blair and lead actresses Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy and Miranda Tapsell will walk the red carpet in Sydney along with some of the biggest names in the Australian music and film industries.
The Sapphires is an inspirational tale set in the heady days of the late ‘60s about a quartet of young, talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, discovered and guided by a kind-hearted, soul-loving manager. Plucked from obscurity, the four spirited women with powerhouse voices – called The Sapphires – are given the opportunity to entertain American troops in Vietnam. Catapulted onto the world stage as Australia’s answer to the Supremes, their journey of discovery offers them not only the chance to show off their musical skills, but find love and togetherness, experience loss and grow as women.
Sony Music will release the irresistible soundtrack to The Sapphires on July 27.
Tickets to the Sydney Premiere of The Sapphires are $32 plus booking fee or Ticket and copy of the Soundtrack $56.99, plus booking fee. Now on sale through Ticketmaster.