Saturday, August 6 | 5:30 & 8 pm
Sunday, August 7 | 2 & 5:30 pm
The smash hit of this year’s deadCenter Film Festival, Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople tells the heart-warming tale of Ricky, a rebellious, unwanted tween, and Hec (Jurassic Park’s Sam Neill), his surly ex-con guardian, as they undertake a months-long fugitive journey through the New Zealand bush. When Ricky discovers that he is to be reassigned to a juvenile facility, the overweight little hell-raiser fakes his own death and disappears into the forest. Though Hec immediately tracks the boy down, an accident will soon derail his plan of turning in Ricky—even as local authorities commence with their own headline-grabbing manhunt. The latest from the acclaimed comedic director of What We Do In the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople maintains Waititi’s signature dry sense of humor, while adding genuine emotional warmth to the film’s stirring adventure storyline.
Director Taika Waititi 2016 New Zealand 101 minutes PG-13 (for thematic elements including violent content, and for some language) DCP