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Friday Night Films

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

27.1.2017

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Dir. Taika Waititi / Cert. 12A / 97mins

Friday 27 January 2017 / 7.30pm / £5 (concessions £3)

 

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From Taika Waititi - director of cult vampire comedy What We Do In the Shadows - comes the utterly hilarious Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which screened to acclaim at Sundance and set box office records (for the highest-grossing first week and weekend) in Waititi's native New Zealand.

 

Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) is a defiant, trash-talking misfit sent by child services to start a new life in rural New Zealand with a foster family: aunt Bella, gruff uncle Hec (Sam Neill) and dog Tupac. But when events threaten his return, Ricky runs into the bush with Hec in pursuit. With the two of them missing, a national manhunt is begun - forcing Ricky and Hec to embark on a months-long trek, and to overcome their differences to get by.

 

Based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump, and with charismatic, pitch-perfect performances from Dennison and Neill, it's a visually inventive, pleasingly bittersweet and effortlessly funny film - full of Waititi's distinctive comedy - that's sure to get great word of mouth from audiences.

 

 

Genre: 

Adventure / Comedy / Drama

 

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What are Friday Night Films?

A pop up cinema offering an alternative film experience!  Devised by Independent Cinema MK in association with MK Gallery. Enjoy new releases, cult classics, special events,
screen talks and curated film seasons – all for £5 (£3 concs.). Our screen bar provides modestly priced wine, beer, and soft drinks.

 

Tickets can be purchased online or by telephoning the Information Desk on

01908 676 900.