Partner Screening with Reach, Inc. for National Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
Wednesday, October 30
7:00 pm @ The Ellen Theatre
A Mark Twain-style adventure story of a young man with Down Syndrome who runs away to follow his dream of attending the pro wrestling school of his idol. With newcomer Zack Gottsagen, Shia LeBoef and Dakota Johnson. 95% RT Score.
“A BEAUTIFUL STORY ABOUT HUMAN CONNECTION, HEROES, AND FINDING THE JOY OF SIMPLY LIVING YOUR TRUTH.” THE WRAP
From the Producers of Little Miss Sunshine comes The Peanut Butter Falcon, a modern Mark Twain-style adventure story that 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 whiskey, 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.
Winner of the SXSW and Nantucket Film Festival Audience Awards, TheWrap film critic Yolanda Machado calls The Peanut Butter Falcon “A beautiful story about human connection, heroes, and finding the joy of simply living your truth.” Directed by Tyler Nilsin and Michael Schwarz, the film also features a cameo from Bruce Dern. Rated PG13, the film runs 93 minutes. CC. 95% Rotten Tomatoes.
October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. BFS is proud to partner with Bozeman non-profit, Reach, Inc., to present this special screening of The Peanut Butter Falcon. Dee Metrick, Community Relations and Development Director for Reach will open the evening and be joined by a member of the Reach family. Donations received in the lobby box will benefit Reach, Inc.