eOne Films and Mr. Will Wong are thrilled to give Readers a chance to win a Double Pass to the Toronto Advance Screening of The Sapphires. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll sing along! The Screening takes place at Cineplex Odeon Varsity next week.
The Sapphires holds a dear place in my heart and I’m thrilled for everyone to discover its greatness. Directed by Wayne Blair, the Musical-Dramedy is based on the true Story of a Family of four Aboriginal-Australian Women brought over to Vietnam to entertain the U.S. Troops during the War in 1968. They learn about life and live amidst dangerous times. The Film stars Deborah Mailman (The Secret Life of Us), Chris O’Dowd (Girls, Bridesmaids) and Australian Idol Runner-up Jessica Mauboy.Mauboy also continues to sweep major Awards for her Performance here back in her native Australia.
Watch the Trailer in full below:
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The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to The Sapphires also is available via Sony Music Canadaright here.
The Sapphires hits theatres in Toronto exclusively at Cineplex Odeon Varsity on Friday, April 5, 2013.
I am pretty much obsessing! Although Australia and parts of Europe already are familiar with Jessica Mauboy, we too soon will get to know former Australian Idol Runner-Up and top-selling Artist Jessica Mauboy. I cannot stop listening to the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to The Sapphires, the Musical Dramedy which premiered at TIFF here last September and soon will be due for a release across North America.
The Soundtrack includes stellar Covers of Motown Hits like I Can’t Help Myself, What a Man, Who’s Loving You, I Heard it Through the Grapevine and Soul Man, featuring the fantastic Vocals of the Cast which also includes Funnyman Chris O’Dowd. Mauboy who stars in the Film as Julie, provides Lead Vocals on a majority of the Tracks and I am just so absolutely in love with that voice.
The Sapphires is based upon the true Story of four Aboriginal-Australian Girls who learn about life, love and war when they venture off to Saigon, entertaining American troops amidst the Vietnam War.
Check-out Mauboy‘s stunning delivery of I Can’t Help Myself below:
Sony Music Canada releases The Sapphires Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on March 19, 2013. eOne Films releases The Sapphires in select cities including Toronto on April 5, 2013.
One of the things I regret most about TIFF – other than that it doesn’t take place 365 days a year – is that amidst all the Stargazing, I never get to see every Movie I hope to. Being the impatient type that I am, I dread the wait for the Theatrical Release date of these Films!
One Film I really wanted much to see last September was The Sapphires, a Musical-Dramedy inspired by a true Story of an Aboriginal-Australian Girl Group brought over to Vietnam to entertain the U.S. Troops during the War in 1968. Starring Deborah Mailman (The Secret Life of Us), Chris O’Dowd (Girls, Bridesmaids) and Australian Idol Runner-up Jessica Mauboy, a quick glance at Rotten Tomatoes shows The Sapphires tallying-in at an astonishing 94% on the Tomatometer. Mauboy also continues to sweep major Awards for her Performance here back in her Homeland.
Although the Film was released last year in Australia, feedback has been so positive that The Weinstein Co. is bringing it stateside, with eOne Films releasing on April 5, 2013 in select cities including: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary.
The Trailer does a fantastic job summarizing some of the emotions we can expect to see. It looks funny and heartbreaking and most of all, rather fun:
I had the pleasure of meeting O’Dowd and Mauboy who were thrilled at the positive reaction the Film got after its TIFF Premiere and amazingly friendly that night. I repeat, cannot wait to see this!
Irish-born Funnyman Chris O’Dowd quickly is becoming a household name thanks to a brilliant turn in last year’s hit Comedy Bridesmaids. Just three days after his Co-Star Kristen Wiig lit-up TIFF 2012, he too came to present his latest effort, The Sapphires. which eOne Films will be releasing in Canada.
O’Dowd was gracious with Fans at the Premiere of the Musical Comedy at VISA Screening Room, stopping with cigarette in-mouth and Sharpie in one hand, ensuring every request was catered to. Harvey Weinstein is said to be v. excited about this Australian Production, seen milling about in and out of the Premiere to judge audience reactions.