Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Free Sneak Peek! Q&A w/ actor Julian Dennison and producer Carthew Neal!)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople opens on June 24th at the Landmark and Arclight Hollywood!

Perpetual foster kid Ricky Baker has a record—”kicking stuff, burning stuff, defacing stuff, stealing stuff”—but it looks like he’s finally found a home in the New Zealand countryside. Psych! Shit just got real—as what could have been a pastoral new life for Ricky becomes a screwball goose chase of miscommunication, as he, his foster uncle Hector, and Tupac the pit mix are forced into the New Zealand bush on a run from the wretched Child Welfare lady. At first unwilling, Hunt for the Wilderpeople’s unlikely duo forms a crack team that is one part The Wackness with a few dashes of The Road, toting rifles, raiding unattended cabins, and fending off vagabond goons—all with newly-thirteen-year-old Ricky’s G’d up twist on life. A rare sneak peek at the inimitable wit of Taika Waititi, the New Zealand native who gave us festival darling Boy (and even some Flight of the Conchords episodes!), this one-night-only screening of a soon-to-be-eminent hit will have you hip on what’s good in 2016—in just the way that would make Ricky Baker proud!

Dir. Taika Waititi, 2016, DCP, 101 min.

NOTE: To help us track attendance, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission. Your registration does not guarantee you a seat.

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