HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE opening at the Cinema Art Theater This Week.
For those who believe independent films are always dark—HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, opening at the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater, will prove that independent films can be laugh out loud funny.
Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison), a defiant young city kid, is sent by child welfare services to live in the country with foster Aunt Bella (Rima Te Wiata) and cantankerous foster Uncle Hec (Sam Neill). When Bella suddenly dies and Child Services worker Paula (Rachel House) decides to take Ricky back to a care home, he runs away into the bush with Uncle Hec in pursuit. Child Services arrive to find the house empty, and come to the conclusion a bereaved and mentally unstable Hec has abducted Ricky. A national manhunt ensues. As Ricky and Uncle Hec join together to escape authorities, the two have to get over their differences in order to survive the challenges of the wild New Zealand bush.
Al Alexander of “The Patriot Ledger” states, “What ensues is as funny as it is scary. But it’s also utterly charming, and surprisingly moving in ways you never expect.”
Based on the 1986 novel “Wild Pork and Watercress” by Barry Crump, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE takes the audience on a wild and funny adventure full of unexpected surprises. [2016, New Zealand, Runtime: 101 min.]
Screening times are 4:00 pm on Friday – Sunday (August 5-7) and Wednesday – Thursday (August 10-11). Tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater, starting 30 minutes prior to each screening. Admission for a screening is $8 for RBFS members and $10 for future members. All screenings are held at the Cinema Art Theater located at 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa.