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The Peanut Butter Falcon at 11AM Part of the First Thursdays series
A feelgood adventure brought to life by outstanding performances, The Peanut Butter Falcon finds rich modern resonance in classic American fiction.
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.
Directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz
Starring Zack Gottsagen, Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson
Thank you to Sheffield Foundation for sponsoring the First Thursdays Film Series through the Gorton Producer Program.
FIRST THURSDAYS FILM SERIES:
On the first Thursday of every month at 11 and 7, Gorton screens the latest in independent cinema here at Gorton. From award-winning documentaries, to riveting dramas to artistically excellent cinematic short films, Gorton’s First Thursday series offers the very best of cinema every single month. This series also includes a screening of Sundance Shorts each December.
For the evening screenings of our First Thursdays series, there will be a film discussion led by Victor Aronovich after the film. Aronovich worked at ABC-TV as a writer, producer, and director for 20 years. During this time, he created hundreds of diverse films that received numerous national and international awards including four Emmys. Victor has been teaching film courses at DePaul University for over 15 years.
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