Relaxed Screening: The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
The Peanut Butter Falcon features as part of our FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL: Friday 8th – Sunday 17th October 2021
This is a relaxed screening suitable for people with learning or physical difficulties, Dementia, their carers and families as well as anybody else who would like to join.
In order to create a relaxed environment we will have no trailers/pre-film adverts, our house lights will be on for the duration of the film and the volume will be a little lower than our usual levels.
We invite you to join us up to 30 minutes before the screening if you would like to acclimatise to the auditorium ahead of the film.
The Peanut Butter Falcon tells the story of Zak (newcomer Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down Syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church).
A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas and convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.
From writer/director duo Tyler Nilson and Michael Shwartz the film also stars
Jon Bernthal (Baby Driver), Thomas Hayden Church (Sideways), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), John Hawkes (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and introduces Zack Gottsagen as Zak.
“Shia LaBeouf and Zack Gottsagen are a dream double act in this unlikely buddy movie” The Guardian ★★★★
“This is LaBeouf at his best, stripped down to his bare elements and bookended by two luminous performances from Gottsagen and Johnson” EMPIRE ★★★★