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Thursday, September 19, 2019
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THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON
(PG-13) 97min
Dates not confirmed yet
This crowd-pleasing adventure film was the Audience Award winner at this year’s SxSW film festival. Set on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, it is the feature debut film of documentary writer-directors Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz who met their star Zach Gottsagen at a theater camp and created this film for him. Zach stars as a young man with Downs Syndrome who has been abandoned by his family to an old age home where his roommate (Bruce Dern) doesn’t appreciate Zach’s love of professional wrestling. When he finally, successfully escapes, he joins up with an outlaw on the run (Shia LaBeouf) and this quirky pair head off to find the professional school of his favorite wrestler Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Hayden-Church). Zach’s volunteer caretaker (Dakota Johnston) tries to find him before something bad happens.