What?! Sarah is posting on a Friday?!
Hello everyone… This can only mean one thing – I have some kind of announcement to make! (Or I have no life – shhhhh! )
The lovely folks at Hopscotch Films have given me TEN (10) 2 for 1 (buy a ticket, get one free) passes to the new Australian movie The Sapphires, which is based on a musical of the same title. The film was officially released in Aussie cinemas yesterday.
The Sapphires is a film which gives us a glimpse into not only the Vietnam War and its impact on Australia but, more specifically, experiences the Australian Aboriginal people have gone through as seen through the eyes of an all girl singing group selected to entertain troops in Vietnam. When last at the cinemas, I saw the preview (advertisement) for this film. It intrigued me because not only did it appear to be a historical film (which I often like!) but it was clear it would be covering historical events in a creative way. This tends to make things more interesting and engaging! Oh and it features soul music – so I was automatically sold!
On their website, Hopscotch describe The Sapphires as being:
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.
The Sapphires is an adaptation of the hugely successful Australian stage musical of the same name, and is inspired by the remarkable true story of writer Tony Briggs’ mother and three aunts. The four Sapphires are joyfully played by AFI Award winner Deborah Mailman, Australian pop sensation Jessica Mauboy and newcomers Miranda Tapsell and Shari Sebbens. Bridesmaids actor Chris O’Dowd delivers a tour de force comic performance as their manager, that is at once incredibly funny, likeable and genuine.
receiving a ten minute standing ovation at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, The Sapphires is a crowd-pleasing combination of comedy, heart and romance and an unbeatable soul music soundtrack, set against the racial and social upheaval of the late 1960s. A jewel-bright charmer and an Australian classic, The Sapphires is not to be missed.
How can you score a “buy one get one free” ticket pass? Easy!
Simply be one of the first TEN (10) people to comment on this post. You MUST include your name and a valid (working) email address and be an Australian resident to be eligible to win.
I will contact the ten winners via email and they will have 24 hours to respond to my email; if they do not respond within that time I will contact those who have responded eleventh, twelfth etc until I have ten winners (so if you are not one of the first 10, it’s still worth commenting just in case I can’t successfully contact one or more of the first ten!).
Terms and Conditions
- You must be an Australian resident to enter this competition.
- You must include in your comment your name and a valid (working) email address.
- Comments on other people’s comments are not valid entries.
- I will contact the winners by email. If they do not respond within 24 hours I will move down the list of commenters until I have awarded 10 winners.
- The passes will be posted via standard Australia Post mail services. I do not take any responsibility for lost or damaged mail.
- I will announce the winners on the blog, once I know who they are!
Good luck! xxx