AFF Presents Crowd Pleaser
On Monday May 13, the Ancaster Film Fest will screen The Sapphires at 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Doors open at 12:15, 3:15 and 6:15 p.m. respectively. Cost for non-members is $9 at the matinees and $10 at the evening screening.
The 60’s was a decade of turmoil and change around the world. In 1968, in Australia, the racial divide was enormous even though the indigenous population were finally given the right to vote. In the shadow of the Vietnam war four young Aboriginal sisters from a remote mission want the very unlikely opportunity to sing in front of white audiences. Dave (Chris O’Dowd – Bridesmaids), an Irish talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music, secures the sisters their first true gig, and flies them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. Based on a true story, and written by the son of one of the original four sisters, The Sapphires is a triumphant celebration of youthful emotion, family and music. The Sapphires received a ten minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival and went on to win 11 of 12 nominations at the Australian Film Awards and the audience award at both the Denver and Palm Springs International Film Festivals.