Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Apr 20 - 23, 6:00 and 8:00
A kid's relationship with his long-absent dad is at the center of this hilarious and nonchalant coming-of-age tale. Boy, a teen who imagines his dad as a fantastic hero, lives with his brother Rocky and assorted cousins at his grandmother's in a poor rural Maori village. While she is out of town for a funeral, the dad (played by the director), who has actually been in jail for many years, shows up, not to visit necessarily but to recover some buried treasure which takes longer than he expected. This sunny, quirky and heartfelt film from New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi (Eagle vs Shark) honors heroes, magic and Michael Jackson.