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The Peanut Butter Falcon – 7:00pm

October 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:33 pm


The Peanut Butter Falcon

Written and Directed by: Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen, Jon Bernthal, John Hawkes, Thomas Haden Church and Bruce Dern
Adventure/Comedy/Drama | PG due to coarse language throughout, some violence and smoking | 93 min. | USA

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“Writer-directors Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz team up to bring you what is quite possibly the feel-good movie of the year, for good and ill.” – Matthew Lickona, San Diego Reader


“Endlessly charming thanks to the terrific chemistry between LaBeouf and Gottsagen, a bonafide find by the writing-directing team of Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz.” – Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger


A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, The Peanut Butter Falcon tells the story of Zak (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, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.


WON – Audience Award, Deauville Film Festival, 2019
WON – Truly Moving Picture Award, Heartland Film, 2019
WON – Audience Award-Narrative Feature/Best of Fest Award, Nantucket Film Festival, 2019
WON – Audience Award-Narrative Spotlight, SXSW Film Festival, 2019
Nominated -Grand Special Prize, Deauville Film Festival, 2019
Nominated – Art Cinema Award, Best Feature, Hamburg Film Festival, 2019



October 22, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:33 pm


Barrie Film Festival


Uptown Theatre
55 Dunlop St. W.
Barrie, Ontario L4N 1A3 Canada
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