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Reel Causes presents "The Sapphires" a benefit for Passion Foundation

Reel Causes Society

Thursday, 19 September 2013 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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Reel Causes benefit screening of "The Sapphires" on behalf of Passion Foundation. Members - please show your membership card at the door!
Ended $10.00 $1.19
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Reel Causes benefit screening of "The Sapphires" on behalf of Passion Foundation
Ended $12.00 $1.23

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  Presents " The Sapphires"

Thursday September 19th • 7:15 pm

(doors open at 6:45 pm) 

a benefit for Passion Foundation

Trailer • Official site • Cause
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema (map) • 98 min

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 SYNOPSIS: Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Cynthia (Tapsell), Gail (Mailman), Julie (Mauboy) and Kay (Sebbens) are discovered by Dave (O’Dowd), a good-humored talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. As their manager, Dave books the sisters their first true gig giving them their first taste of stardom, and travels them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. (c) Weinstein

 Filmmakers: Wayne Blair – Director 

 Winner: *:Australian Film Institute Award 2013 *  Film Critics Circle of Australia 2013 *                       * Denver International Film Festival  *  Palm Spring International Film Festival*    

             92 % on Rotten Tomatoes  

"Crowd-pleaser" might be an odd term for a movie that deals with state-sanctioned racism, but that is precisely how "The Sapphires" has been received since its premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. "Argo" might have been the big surprise at the Telluride Film Festival, but "The Sapphires" was the emotional hit.         

About Passion Foundation

Passion Foundation | a Reel Causes' recipientIn today’s world young women find more connection with what is going on around them rather than what is going on within them. Our environment creates pressures for girls to “fit in” and as a result has caused uncertainty about how they can achieve success in life. These environmental influences can affect the self worth of young women and create the potential for self-harm through substance misuse and abuse, cutting, unhealthy relationships, and poor self-care. Passion Foundation’s mission is to help young women achieve personal success in life by supporting each other.

By providing opportunities for self exploration and positive role modeling we aim to decrease self harm and help young women to connect with their life purpose while being part of a community of success oriented peers; building on leadership and mentorship skills.

    Supported by SFU's Vancity Office of  Community Engagement

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When & Where

Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Thursday, 19 September 2013 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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Reel Causes Society

Make change through the power of film 

Reel Causes is a Vancouver-based registered BC non-profit society that connects and engages filmgoers with Canadian non-profits working to address social justice, environmental and health-related issues.

Our events are a chance to meet new friends, screen award-winning independent films, and  learn about and connect with organizations making change in our community and beyond!

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