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Violet Pictures online: Peanut Butter Falcon

Violet Pictures online: Peanut Butter Falcon

Our online film club returns with an incredible indie film you might have missed in 2019. Join us to watch and talk about The Peanut Butter Falcon.

Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a restless 22-year-old with Down’s syndrome, is frustrated by the slow pace of life at the nursing home in which he resides. Itching for some excitement, he dreams of becoming a pro wrestler, obsessively re-watching a worn-out VHS tape of his favourite Lycra-clad hero, The Salt Water Redneck. Hatching a plan to meet his idol, Zak makes a break from his geriatric prison, with his worried carer Eleanor (Dakota Johnson) in hot pursuit. Meanwhile, struggling fisherman Tyler (Shia LaBeouf) is on a mission of his own – to escape the clutches of a pair of angry crabbers after unwisely messing with their traps. As fate brings these two accidental fugitives together, so begins the start of an epic journey, and profound friendship, that will change both of their lives forever.

Review: "Shia LaBeouf and Zack Gottsagen are a dream double act in this unlikely buddy movie" - Wendy Ide, The Guardian

Available to rent on the BFI Player. Click here for more info

Join us for a Facebook live Q&A on the Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse page with Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Gabriella Apicella and director Jane Gull. The Q&A will start at 9pm so we recommend you should start watching the film at 7pm

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh is the chief film critic of the Metro newspaper and a director of the Deal Film Festival. Larushka will host the Q&A.

Gabriella Apicella is a Folkestone based Screenwriter, Tutor, Script Consultant, Co-Founder of Underwire Festival, Module Leader at Central Film School, a regular contributor to Future Film events at the BFI, Feminist Activist.

Jane Gull's debut feature film My Feral Heart became UK’s #1 cinema-on-demand film of all time in partnership with Ourscreen. It won 14 international awards including Best Director and Best Feature. She has written and directed several acclaimed shorts including the multi award-winning Sunny Boy, acquired by CH4 and ARTE TV. She will be shooting her second feature Witch West next year.

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