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Hunt for the Wilderpeople
March 2018

Taika Waititi works fast, setting a bright, light comic mood that owes something to Wes Anderson but is organically his own.

- Manohla Dargis, The NYTimes

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
March 2018

Even when it dispenses with realism altogether, “Hunt For the Wilderpeople” conveys important truths about the will and sheer endurance it takes to make a family.

- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
March 2018

Watching this lovely little lark from New Zealand, you may feel like a happy camper on a twisty trail blazed by a cockeyed comic prodigy.

- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
March 2018

Watching this lovely little lark from New Zealand, you may feel like a happy camper on a twisty trail blazed by a cockeyed comic prodigy.

- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Date: March 11, 2018

Location: UICA


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

 

More about Chiaroscuro's 12th Season:

2018 Series Theme: Borders

Using a variety of narrative, cinematic and thematic devices, each film explores the idea of borders - geographical, interpersonal, metaphorical, or otherwise. The 2018 Series presents an award-winning roster of five celebrated films from around the world.


Reviews

Taika Waititi works fast, setting a bright, light comic mood that owes something to Wes Anderson but is organically his own.

- Manohla Dargis, The NYTimes

Even when it dispenses with realism altogether, “Hunt For the Wilderpeople” conveys important truths about the will and sheer endurance it takes to make a family.

- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Watching this lovely little lark from New Zealand, you may feel like a happy camper on a twisty trail blazed by a cockeyed comic prodigy.

- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

Hunt for the Wilderpeople Official Trailer

Chiaroscuro thanks our sponsors and community partners:

 
Calvin College 
 
 
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swift Printing
 
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