Film on the Green: The Sapphires

Friday, April 7, 2017
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

West Courtyard

Films

Price: Free with Museum admission | Cash bar

Pack or pre-order a picnic from The Good Kind, grab a blanket (or chair) and bring your friends to a screening in conjunction with Of Country and Culture. Cash bar. In partnership with Slab Cinema. No outside alcohol. No dogs allowed.

The Sapphires (2012), 100 minutes
1968 was the year that changed the world. And for four young Aboriginal sisters from a remote mission this is the year that would change their lives forever. Around the globe, there was protest and revolution in the streets. Indigenous Australians finally secured the right to vote. There were drugs and the shock of a brutal assassination. And there was Vietnam.

The sisters, Cynthia, Gail, Julie and Kay are discovered by Dave, an Irish talent scout with no experience, a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great ear for music. Billed as the Aboriginal answer to ‘The Supremes’, the sisters secure their first true gig, when they are flown to Vietnam to sing soul music for the American troops. Based on a true story, The Sapphires is a triumphant celebration of youthful emotion, family and music. Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires is a triumphant celebration of youth, courage, love, family, and soul music.

 

Pre-Order Picnic Information:
Pre-order a picnic from The Good Kind to enjoy on the lawn. Picnics include a picnic box with a tarragon chicken salad sandwich OR hippie veggie sandwich, a green salad and a cookie packaged in an eco box. Pick up at the museum during the event. Must order by April 5th at 6pm for April 7th event.

Click here to pre-order your picnic!


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