Join us for the continuation of our 37th annual film series on Sun., Nov. 18, 2:00 PM
Hunt for the Wilderpeople – Taika Waititi, New Zealand (2016) 101 min.
Following our popular screening of Waititi’s earlier film Boy comes another of his touching and funny depictions of modern indigenous Maori childhood—one that sold out every screening at the 2016 DeadCenter Film Festival. Ricky Baker, on the brink of his teenage years, fancies himself an urban tough and a would-be rapper. In and out of foster homes, he also defies many stereotypes, and he starts to come in to his own when he lands with a quirky couple on a rural property as his last chance before “juvie”. Circumstances change, however, and he and his foster father end up an odd couple on the run in the bush. The adventure deepens their relationship and helps Ricky find a path towards true home and an alternative version of family. Simultaneously goofy and sincere, it’s a film that will put us in good spirits before the holiday season. In English.
“Wilderpeople embod[ies] what comes naturally to this filmmaker –wry and accessible fables about lost souls
with every reason to be embittered finding something else to do with their anguish instead.” – Tim Hayes, Sight & Sound
CHANGE FROM NORMAL LOCATION:
DA-LO THEATER IN THE DAWSON-LOEFFLER Building at OKCU
Parking West of Freede Gym off NW 27th. st
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73106
Free and open to the public!