When middle-aged Ashley (Andre Royo, The Wire) returns home after a stint in prison nothing is as he left it; his clothes are out of style, his girlfriend has moved on. After befriending young Jeremy, an equally wayward soul, the unlikely pair embark on a new business venture, searching the neighborhood for dead refrigerators to dispose of for profit. First-time director Josh Locy spins a sweet tale set in the streets of an unnamed urban sprawl, filled with touching, offbeat characters cast to perfection. Viewed through a tilted beauty and eccentric charm, Hunter Gatherer feels oddly disconnected from this world while evoking a very real-life take on day-to-day hustle.
"A sweet, shambling poem to the tenacity of hope and the sustaining power of friendship, Hunter Gatherer joins two luckless strivers on a picaresque journey to nowhere." (Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times)
"An ex-con's attempt to take back control of his life doesn't lead down any of the gritty roads you'd expect in Hunter Gatherer, a highly eccentric, funny-sad tale of friendship and failure that occupies a curious space between inner-city realism and almost childlike myth." (Justin Change, Variety)