Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Show Times:

Fri 7:30pm
Sat & Sun 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Mon thru Thu 7:30pm

Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 101 minutes

New Zealander Taika Waititi directed this acclaimed sleeper about a 13 year-old city kid ripped out of a hippie, live-off-the-land foster home by social services, whereupon he goes on the run with his foster father (Sam Neill), and a fish-out-of-water comedy becomes a thriller. He is chased, helicopters and all, by fanatical bureaucratic blood hounds determined to flush him from the bush and turn him into a cog in the social service machine.—Peter Biskind

“Charming and funny”—Manohla Dargis, NY Times

“Ricky is a wonderfully fresh creation, the embodiment of hilarity because he doesn’t see anything funny about anything, least of all himself.”—Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“The cranky charisma of the performers, plus the cheerfully idiosyncratic rhythms of Waititi’s filmmaking, keep it clicking.”—Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine

Renoir: Reviled and Revered

Show Times:

Sunday 7/31 at 12:00pm only

Rated: NR
Running Time: 87 minutes

Yes, there’s actually a movement called RenoirSucksAtPainting that encourages Renoir-haters to post selfies of themselves in front of his paintings gagging or holding signs that read, “God hates Renoir,” and so on. Find out all about it in this cinematic tour of the gauzy nudes of Renoir’s controversial “late” period housed in the famous Barnes collection in Philadelphia.—Peter Biskind