The Peanut Butter Falcon

2019 | USA | PG-13 | 93 min.


State Theatre Sun, Aug 4, 2019 3:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Runtime:93 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Tyler Nilson
Michael Schwartz
Produced by:Albert Berger
Christopher Lemole
Lije Sarki
David Thies
Screenwriter:Tyler Nilson
Michael Schwartz
Cinematography:Nigel Bluck
Editing By:Nat Fuller
Kevin Tent
Cast:Shia LaBeouf
Dakota Johnson
Zack Gottsagen
John Hawkes


Get ready to have your heart stolen by this sun-baked and achingly felt southern adventure that is as captivating as the scenic river deltas and rural woods that make up its evocative setting. This true American odyssey begins when Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, escapes from the nursing home he’s grown up in to pursue his dream of attending the wrestling camp of his hero, The Salt Water Redneck. When his path crosses with Tyler, an outlaw haunted by his own past, an unlikely but unbreakable partnership is formed, and they set out—like a modern-day Huck Finn. This sweet yet offbeat buddy caper from the people who brought you Little Miss Sunshine is a gem in and of itself, but add to it the outstanding performances by newcomer Zak Gottsagen (the inspiration for the movie after the filmmakers met him at a drama camp), the incomparable Shia LaBeouf (in seriously one of his best performances ever), as well as the high profile turns by Dakota Johnson, John Hawkes, Bruce Dern, and Thomas Hayden Church, and you get a touching and memorable fable of burgeoning joy. In Person: Producer (and TC native!) Lije Sarki.