03/11 | 2:00 PM
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (New Zealand) is a 2016 adventure comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi, whose screenplay was based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump. Sam Neill and Julian Dennison play "Uncle" Hector and Ricky Baker who become the targets of a manhunt after fleeing into the New Zealand bush. The film has received widespread critical acclaim. The film was certified "fresh" by Rotten Tomatoes, after it scored a rating of 97%, based on 169 reviews, with an average rating of 7.9/10.
This program is free and open to the public and begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, March 11th in the UICA theater.
A panel discussion with a film scholar and history/cultural representative takes place after the film viewing, followed by a reception with complimentary food and beverages reflecting the regional cuisine of the film's origin.
Panel Discussion for Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Moderator: Sara Emerick Karasinski
Panelist(s): Kerri VanderHoff
Directed By: Taika Waititi
Run Time: 101 Minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Origin: New Zealand