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Monday 14 August 10am; 6:30pm Director Damon Fepulea’i Comedy New Zealand 85 minutes When Maka and Veni fail in getting tickets for the most important game of their lives, they decide to form a traditional Tongan marching band, just so they can go to the game. No one in their band of misfits knows anything about marching and they practice using plastic bottles and tin cans for instruments.  It is a complete shambles and if they can’t get their act together they will embarrass their entire Tongan community in front of the world.  However, what starts out as just a cynical scam to see a rugby game becomes a journey of self-discovery in which Maka and Veni will learn the importance of their Tongan culture. From the producers of the Hunt for the Wilderpeople and The Breaker Upperers

Red, White and Brass is an engaging feel-good movie based, we’re assured, on real events. – David Stratton, The Australian An exceptional accomplishment, skilfully pairing enjoyable humour with a narrative that radiates joy and positivity. This captivating cinematic journey creates an indelibly uplifting experience. A must-watch! – Oti, For Your Reference Podcast

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Winner of the Heart of Gold 2022 Audience Favourite Award (sponsored by the Noosa Film Society).