'The Sapphires' will be Creston's Friends of the Cinema's final presentation of the season on May 20.

Story of Australian quartet ends Creston’s Friends of the Cinema season

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The Sapphires will sparkle on the silver screen for Friends of the Cinema’s last film presentation of the season.

An Australian movie based on a true story first told in the play of the same name, The Sapphires chronicles the unlikely story of four young Aboriginal sisters from a remote mission who travel to Vietnam to perform for American troops.

One year removed from the Summer of Love, 1968 was a time of turmoil. The assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bobby Kennedy were followed by riots in Chicago, where protestors battled with police at the Democratic national convention, and more than 100 other U.S. cities. A war halfway around the globe had created a quagmire of dissent, as protestors in countries throughout the world demanded the U.S. get out of Vietnam.

Meanwhile, indigenous Australians finally won the right to vote and Australia’s answer to the the Supremes was discovered. Their lives would never be the same.

The Sapphires is the eighth and last of the 2012-2013 season for Friends of the Cinema, with a whole new selection of films on tap for next season, which starts in September.

All net proceeds from Friends of the Cinema go to local organizations. Last month, a cheque for $2,500 was presented to the Creston Community Auditorium Society to help boost a campaign to replace seats in Prince Charles Theatre.

The Sapphires will be presented at Prince Charles Theatre on at 7:30 p.m. May 20. Tickets are available at the door.

—FRIENDS OF THE CINEMA

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