Gaiety Theatre 6 pm Sunday June 2
Directed by Hans Masoe (feature debut)
Starring Hans Masoe, Eteuati Ete, Tom Natoealofa, Aleni Tufuga, Johnny Aukusitino, Jesme Fa'auuga, Peter Leaupepe, Lagi Farrani
Written by Hans Masoe
New Zealand 2019, 92 mins
Pete is 27, but according to his exasperated father, he still acts 'like a 17-year-old'. Brown Boys covers similar comic territory to breakthrough 2006 PI big screen comedy Sione's Wedding. It's a born and bred Auckland story exploring themes like male friendship, PI-Kiwi cultural expectations and tough life decisions. Actor Hans Masoe (Aroha) stars as Pete, the smooth, romantic 'player'; the film also marks his first outing as writer and director. Pete's dad is played by Eteuati Ete, one half of legendary PI-Kiwi comic duo Laughing Samoans.