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Film "The SAPPHIRES" 2013-07-17 19:00:00
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THE SAPPHIRES

Director: Wayne Blair   Australia, 2012, 99 minutes; PG “EXUBERANT!” –The Hollywood Reporter

“IRRESISTIBLE!” –Entertainment Weekly

“SING-IT-SISTERS JUBILATION!” –The Hollywood Reporter

“DOES ANYONE DO FEEL-GOOD AS WELL AS THE AUSTRALIANS?” –The Globe and Mail

A blast of joy and music that struts right into your heart. The truth at the core of this movie is that an Aboriginal female soul quartet had to push past racial discrimination at home to entertain troops in Vietnam in 1968. Writer Tony Briggs turned the story of his mother and her group into a stage smash. And now, with the help of Wayne Blair in a striking feature-directing debut, the play is a movie that is just plain irresistible. Transitional bumps are easy to ignore when a movie ignites with this much spirit and humor.

The Aboriginal sister act of Gail (Deborah Mailman), Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell) and young powerhouse Julie (Jessica Mauboy) isn't going far at home with country & western covers. But Dave (Chris O'Dowd), an Irish boozer, sees something magical in them, notably when they tear into soul music.

Prepare to be wowed by O'Dowd. If you've seen him as the cop in Bridesmaids and on Lena Dunham's Girls, you know this guy is a wicked scene-stealer. But his performance as Dave is award-caliber, killer funny and alert to every nuance….

Even sloppy sentiment can't detract from the Sapphires as they stride onstage in sequins singing Motown classics. What glory abides in their voices. And what a treat awaits you watching their dreams play out. –Rolling Stone

Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location Student Union
production
Times 19:00:00 to 20:40:00
21:00:00 to 22:40:00
Pricing

 

UVSS Students: $5.75

SPECIAL FOR UVSS STUDENTS - 9pm shows (or later): $3.75

Seniors (65 & over), Children (12 & under): $5.75

Other Students: $6.75

Cinemagic Members: $6.75

Uvic Alumni, Faculty, Staff & their guests (1 only): $6.75

Non-members: $7.75

MATINEES all seats: $4.75

 

 

 

 

 

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721-8365
office@cinecenta.com
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