Sun, Oct 6 – Wed, Oct 9

Writer/Director: Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz, Cast: Zack Gottsagen Shia LaBeouf, 93 min., PG-13

A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of 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. A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with a small-time outlaw on the run, who becomes his unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince a kind nursing home employee charged with his return, to join them on their journey. “This lovely debut feature by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz traffics in the pleasure of watching intriguing people working through outlandish problems in unlikely ways. Go in expecting the best and you’ll come out smiling.” —Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal