Hunt for the WilderpeopleThursday 2 February (PG)
Gates open 6:30pm
Film starts at sunset2017-02-02T20:00+10:002017-02-02T22:00+10:00
There’s no better place to catch this touching outdoor adventure than beneath the open skies at Patrick White Lawns!
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 (What We Do in the Shadows, Boy) masterfully weaves lively humor with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. Join us under the stars for this hilarious Kiwi crowd-pleaser.
Be sure to get along early for your free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and live music before the show as of course it’s another Sundae Session!
“Taika Waititi blends sharply cynical humour with huge heart in arguably his best film to date.” – Toronto Star
“Every once in a while, a small, unheralded film comes along, so smart and funny, such a pleasure to experience, you can't believe your luck. Hunt for the Wilderpeople is such a film.” – Los Angeles Times
- Director: Taika Waititi
- Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison
- Duration: 100 minutes
- Rating: PG (Parental guidance recommended)
American Express Card Members save 15% on tickets and receive a complimentary blanket hire.
WhenThursday 2 February
Star Lounge: $40*
*Booking fees apply.
ON THE GATE
Star Lounge: $45