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Telluride, Colo. -- The Sapphires received a 10-minute standing ovation when it screened as a world premiere at Cannes back in May, and in its native country of Australia, it has just become the highest-grossing Australian film of the year. But, still, some questioned if the movie, a musical dramedy about an Aboriginal singing group that toured Vietnam in the late 1960s, could also play well stateside. Any doubts about its crossover appeal were put firmly to rest last night and again this afternoon when the film was screened at the Telluride Film Festival, where it was greeted with

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