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SAME BUT DIFFERENT: A TRUE NEW ZEALAND LOVE STORY

  • Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019 | 6:45 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM

New Zealand | 2019 | 95minutes | Nikki Si’ulepa

This charming romantic comedy follows single mom and actor Rachel, who is immediately smitten when she meets Samoan filmmaker Nikki at a small indigenous film festival where they both happen to have entries. Usually confident and accustomed to being pursued—primarily by men she is not interested in—Rachel bumbles through new territory as she attempts to woo Nikki. Hilariously awkward yet relatable situations ensue, highlighted by the palpable chemistry between actresses Robyn Patterson and Hannah Martin, as well as a strong supporting cast. This fun romp, based on the real relationship between writer-director Nikki Si’ulepa and producer Rachel Aneta Wills, is full of Kiwi and Pacific Islander humor that’s sure to delight.

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This program is not deaf-friendly.

SAME BUT DIFFERENT: A TRUE NEW ZEALAND LOVE STORY

Director: Nikki Si’ulepa

Principal Cast: Robyn Patterson, Hannah Martin, Michele Hine

Country: New Zealand

Year: 2019

Running Time: 95 minutes

Producers: Nikki Si’ulepa, Niko Toluono

Writer: Nikki Si’ulepa

Editor: Gary Hunt, Jack Woon

Language: English

Content Warnings: NONE

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