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Bozeman Film Society season opens with New Zealand adventure comedy

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BOZEMAN FILM SOCIETY

The Bozeman Film Society kicks off its 38th season of independent film screenings at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at The Ellen Theatre with the New Zealand comedy “Hunt for the Wilderpeople.”

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky (Julian Dennison) gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella (Rima Te Wiata), the cantankerous Uncle Hec (Sam Neill) and dog, Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Uncle Hec go on the run in the bush, prompting a national manhunt.

Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, director Taika Waititi weaves lively humor with emotionally honest performances into a hilarious and touching crowd-pleaser.

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m., Viggo Mortensen delivers an acclaimed performance in the soulful family drama “Captain Fantastic.”

Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, devoted father Ben Cash (Mortensen) dedicates his life to homeschooling his six young children through a curriculum that aims not simply to educate them, but to teach them to become virtuous and open-minded citizens of the world. But when tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to journey into the outside world, bringing everything he’s taught them into question.

The Bozeman Film Society now offers technology that allows those with visual and auditory disabilities to fully take part in movie-going outings with family or friends. The state-of-the-art Fidelio system incorporates headsets with volume control for the hard of hearing or a descriptive system for the blind or visually impaired, and is available for selected screenings.

Visit theellentheatre.com or bozemanfilmsociety.com for tickets and more information.

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