Sundance Film Festival favorite HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE has been added to the lineup for the 20th Annual Rooftop Summer Series Lineup in New York City.
The film will screen one week before its release in theaters on June 24th.
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE
(Taika Waititi | New Zealand | 101 min.)
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, director Taika Waititi masterfully weaves lively humor with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. A hilarious, touching crowd-pleaser, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE reminds us about the journey that growing up is (at any age) and those who help us along the way.
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE will be screened on Saturday, June 18th in the Northeast Meadow of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden on Staten Island. The event will be free with an RSVP.