Hunt for the Wilderpeople at Corktown Common Park!
Taika Waititi’s darkly comedic family drama HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE follows the adventures of young, rebellious Ricki, an Indigenous foster child, and his grumpy white lumberjack “uncle” Hec, who is reluctantly left to care for him. Afraid of being forced back into the system, Ricki runs into the New Zealand bush ready to fend for himself and Hec heads out after him, setting off a manhunt. HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE is, at once, a heartening tale of the unexpected connection between two wayward wanderers and a reality check on the living legacy of colonization and its continued impacts on Indigenous peoples the world over.
In the quirky backwoods stop-motion short film THE GUEST, by Anishinabe director Nick Rodgers, a well-meaning trapper brings a furry friend back to his cabin but realizes once he starts to feed him that, like Ricki, his new companion is indomitable.
Films @ Sundown (9:15pm)
Eats & Treats @ 7pm by The Aviary Brewpub & popcorn at the festival canteen
Free yoga class @7pm by YOGAthletix
Free / PWYC (suggested donation $10), not a ticketed event
Films are screened with captioning
More info at TOpicutureshow.com/corktown-common
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (Taika Waititi, 2016)
With short film THE GUEST (Nick Rodgers, 2015)
Toronto Outdoor Picture Show is grateful to Major Sponsors Waterfront Toronto and Hollywood Suite.
This screening is co-presented by imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, and Regent Park Film Festival.