Hunting Pignut

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Hunting Pignut is a gritty, dramatic feature film written and directed by Martine Blue and produced by Paul Pope and Ruth Lawrence. The film follows the story of 15 year old Bernice Kilfoy, a misfit, who runs away to St. John's to hunt a gutter punk named Pignut after he steals her estranged father's ashes right out of his urn. Her odyssey into the hardcore world of gutter punks leads her to uncover the truth about her painful past and to rediscover her family.


Critic Reviews for Hunting Pignut

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (2)

  • The action is erratic and unlikely. But if too many things just don't ring true, the genuineness of actress Hickson is never in question.

    Sep 15, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A powerful look at some of the more contemporary problems thriving right under the noses of so many people in lots of small Newfoundland communities.

    May 1, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Both charming and abrasive, [Taylor] Hickson expertly navigates the movie's scenes of illegal drug use and sexual assault, never once overshadowed by the excellent supporting cast of colourful degenerates.

    Sep 20, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The film doesn't sugarcoat the culture, but Blue knows there's an appeal there as well - it offers friendship, art and a playful sense of community, but also violence and the constant threat of substance abuse.

    Sep 20, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Hunting Pignut wants to embrace rebellion and the fringe, but it ends up playing by the rules.

    Sep 15, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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