7.42: Everyone on stage is as excited as the audience. A massive round of applause erupts for Invercargill's can-do attitude.
The red velvet curtain is up and the movie has started. Check back in later for our verdict.
7.40: Before the film starts there are speeches from producer Vicky Pope, director Robert Sarkies and writer Duncan Sarkies, along with Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt.
7.30: The festivities have now moved inside at the premiere.
Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt and the movie's producer and direcor are welcoming guests.
7pm: Fans have created signs for their favourite actors from the movie but there could be some sign envy for Bret McKenzie.
McKenzie is possibly feeling a little deflated given the fact his pen-drawn sign is simply his name scrawled on a small piece of paper while Hamish Blake has been treated to a large, colourful specimen.
6.45: Mayor Tim Shadbolt and other southern dignitaries have arrived at last.
6.40: The stars are being mobbed by fans inside the theatre.
6.30: Students are lining up for a taste of that southern delicacy, Jimmy's pies, at the premiere. Stars Hamish Blake and Bret McKenzie have both arrived and are chilly but in good spirits
6.25: Aussie actor Hamish Blake, one of the stars of the movie, has arrived.
6.15: The media is getting excited and cold waiting for the stars to arrive. Daniel Monteath and his mullet have been sighted on the red carpet but as yet no big wigs.
6.10: A warm welcome awaits guests inside. But big crowds outside still missing.
6pm: The function at the Civic Theatre is filling up, with people dressed in their glad rags enjoying drinks and nibbles, and behind the scenes photos from making the film.
5.46: First arrivals roll down the red carpet just as drops of rain fall. At least it's not snowing.
5.45: Flicking the switch, the electricians have lit up the red carpet. Weather holding although bit chilly.
5.40: Hamish Blake spotted in the vicinity looking casual but anticipating a great night.
The red carpet is out but only a few hardy souls have gathered at the Civic Theatre as the premiere for Two Little Boys nears.
Sound engineers are getting into the kiwi spirit by playing Slice of Heaven, and a stage has been set up for the DJ and the best mullet competition.
Media are also braving the inclement weather.
The mullet competition and DJ are due to start at 5.30pm, weather depending.
A few eager people have started to walk the red carpet.
Stars of the movie are expected to start arriving soon and we will be following the evening live online. Check back here regularly for updates.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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