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The Peanut Butter Falcon
BUY TICKETS 5pm Sunday 17 November *Subtitled for the hard of hearingDIRECTORS Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
CAST Shia LaBeouf, Zack Gottsagen, Dakota Johnson, Bruce Dern
A gentle American buddy movie about a young man with Down’s syndrome who runs away and finds friendship with Shia LaBeouf’s small-time outlaw.
There will be a collection for Accuro at this screening.
Before the film we will screen THE WINDY DRAGON, a short film made by the Accuro Saturday Play Club as part of the Mousetrap Theatre Project.
The spirit of Mark Twain lives on in this charming American buddy movie. Zak is a restless young man with Down’s syndrome, frustrated by the slow pace of life in the nursing home where he lives, and dreaming of becoming a pro wrestler. He runs away and falls in with a small-time outlaw (Shia LaBeouf). A delightful tale of friendship forged in the wild wetlands of Georgia.
(2019 USA 97 mins)
Zak was a part written with Gottsagen in mind – and that’s obvious. Zak and Tyler’s chemistry is so understated and effective that you almost forget just how absurd much of this story is … The Peanut Butter Falcon is a life-affirming odyssey through the limitations of normalcy and the everyday inhibitions that entrap us – apparent and invisible. Through a set of parables that never seem preachy or overstated, Nilson and Schwartz do some old-fashioned storytelling through the epic journeys each of their characters are going on. Because, after all, they’re learning by doing. Adam Solomons, HeyUGuys
BBFC advice: Contains moderate violence, threat, discrimination and infrequent strong language
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