The Sapphires, starring Chris O’Dowd, will open this year’s San Diego Film Festival!
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, a talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. Billed as Australia’s answer to ‘The Supremes’, Dave secures the sisters their first true gig, and fly’s them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. Based on a true story, THE SAPPHIRES is a triumphant celebration of youthful emotion, family and music. Written by Goalpost Pictures
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Founded in 2001, The San Diego Film Festival is produced by the not-for-profit San Diego Film Foundation. Our mission is to support the best in independent filmmaking while enhancing the diverse cultural landscape and economic vitality of San Diego.
This is a year of BIG ideas, BIG impact and a BIG Festival. In 2012, the Festival is launching with new leadership and a bold vision to the future to position the San Diego Film Festival as a major force and destination independent film festival set in one of the world’s finest cities. Look to experience the best in new independent film, industry panels and celebrations. The San Diego Film Festival is the place for industry and film lovers alike to enjoy a premier environment, and a one of a kind film festival experience.