Australia | 2011 | Daniel Nettheim
Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill star in this eco- thriller based on an acclaimed 1999 novel by Julia Leigh, the writer and director of the Sleeping Beauty we showed in March. The Hunter tells of a mercenary (Dafoe) who is summoned to Tasmania by a multinational military-biotech company when an animal long thought extinct, the Tasmanian Tiger, is sighted there. Masquerading as a scientist, this ruthless loner tracks the animal in order to kill it and extract tissue samples for pharmaceutical use. But his mission is complicated when he becomes involved with a grieving woman and her two children and witnesses a local battle between loggers and tree-huggers.
Buy advance tickets to Cinematheque films at Fandango.com
Become a Cinematheque member and save off regular admission prices for one full year!
General Admission: $9 ($10 as of 6/30/16)
Member: $7 (includes CIA I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
*Additional film on the same day: $7