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KCRW Partner Screening: The Peanut Butter Falcon
August 3, 2019 • 6:00 pm(All times are in PDT)
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.
This KCRW Partner Screening will be held on the SMC Center for Media & Design Campus, home of KCRW HQ, in conjunction with KCRW Summer Nights happening from 7-11pm. Come early for a free screening and stay late for great music, good food, and fun! This KCRW Summer Nights event will feature a special live solo acoustic performance by the Black Pumas.