The Peanut Butter Falcon

THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak (22), a young man with Down syndrome runs away from a nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and attending the wrestling school of The Salt Water Redneck (50). Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler (34), a small time outlaw on the run becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (26), a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own to join them on their journey.



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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Credits

Directors:

Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz

Executive Producer:

Manu Gargi, Aaron Scotti, Timothy Shriver, Michelle Sie Whitten

Producer:

Christopher Lemole, Tim Zajaros, Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, Lije Sarki, David Thies

Screenwriter:

Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz

Cinematographer:

Nigel Bluck

Editor:

Kevin Tent & Nat Fuller

Production Designer:

Gabrael Wilson

Sound Designer:

Trevor Gates, Andy Koyama

Music:

Jonathan Sadoff, Zachary Dawes, Noam Pikelny, Gabe Witcher

Principal Cast:

Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen, John Hawkes, Bruce Dern, Thomas Haden Church, Jon Bernthal, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Mick Foley, Yelawolf

Additional Credits:

Music Supervisor: Zachary Dawes, Costume Designer : Melissa Walker, 1st AD: James Grayford

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Tim Zajaros
Armory Films
timz@armoryfilms.com
2136636161

Publicity Contact:

Brooke Blumberg
blumberg@sunshinesachs.com
323.822.9300

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Year:

2019

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Drama

Screening Section:

Narrative Spotlight

Screening Category:

Narrative Feature

Language:

English

Runtime:

93:03 mins