FilmCentral: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Type: 
Movie - Film Screening
Online Event
Welcome to FilmCentral! Our talented staff, Cullen and James, will announce a movie to discuss at the beginning of each month. You’ll have a few weeks to watch the movie, selected from titles streaming on either Kanopy or Hoopla. Then, on the third Wednesday of each month from 6-7 p.m., we will meet on Zoom and discuss. You can pop your own popcorn, wear your fuzzy slippers (or your dinner jacket) and talk cinema. See you at the movies! Please RSVP to receive a link to this online event.

From acclaimed New Zealand director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do in the Shadows, Jojo Rabbit) comes Hunt for the Wilderpeople, an award-winning comedy. Julian Dennison stars as Ricky, a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together. Blending a riotous sense of humor and a heart of gold with lush, gorgeous photography of the New Zealand wilderness, this is a delightful coming-of-age adventure you don't want to miss!

Winner of Best Narrative Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Winner of an Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Winner of Best Film at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards.

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