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In 1960s rural Australia, four singing sisters find their talents routinely underappreciated because of the colour of their skin. Frustrated, they turn to boozy Irish talent scout Dave, who convinces them to swap country music for soul, Sydney for Saigon, and seek their fortune entertaining US troops in Vietnam. Based on the real-life experiences of the writer's mother, this is a warm, comic tale, with genuine substance underneath all the sequinned glamour. In depicting the struggles of Aboriginal Australians alongside the similar inequality experienced by African-American GIs, The Sapphires highlights how comparably under-represented the Australian civil rights movement is.
Powerful film set in 1930s Australia, where children born to mixed-race parents were often taken from their Aboriginal mothers by the state.
7+ years 89 mins
Musical set in the 1960s about a fictional girl group and their rise to fame and fortune.
11+ years 127 mins
Warm-hearted spoof on ballroom dancing from Baz Luhrmann, in which a shy dancer falls for the maverick son of a local dance school owner.
11+ years 90 mins
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