Taika Waititi’s Hunt For The Wilderpeople Coming to Theaters June 24th

One of my favorite films from SXSW 2016 is finally getting a release date and a chance to win a trip to New Zealand! Details below.

Surviving the New Zealand bush is not all fun and games – unless you’re on the new HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE website that is!  Assemble your very own Kiwi survival pack, take our Wilderquiz, and enter for a chance to win two round trip tickets from one of Air New Zealand’s US Gateways to majestical Auckland, New Zealand.  Then bring your crew to check out Taika Waititi’s new comedy – opening in select theaters June 24th!

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, upcoming THOR: RAGNORAK) 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.

Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley, Rhys Darby, Stan Walker, Cohen Holloway, Mike Minogue, Troy Kingi, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne


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