Preview Gala - The Peanut Butter Falcon
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Preview Gala - The Peanut Butter Falcon

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Sat Dec 7 6:30 PM
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Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
100 Percent
General Admission
93 Mins
December
The SWIFF 2020 Preview Gala event offers a limited number of film lovers an opportunity to get the first glimpse of the full SWIFF 2020 festival line-up, including over 60 different new feature films, exhibitions, performances, special events, and festival guests.

Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start. Enjoy drinks and light canapes on arrival.

To celebrate the launch of the SWIFF 2020 festival program, attendees will also see the NSW Premiere screening of the heart-warming SXSW Audience Award Winner, The Peanut Butter Falcon.

Tyler (Shia LaBeouf in a career best performance) skirts conflict wherever he goes, scratching out a simple life fishing for crabs in sun-drenched North Carolina. Zak (newcomer Zack Gottasgen), a 22-year old man with Down’s Syndrome, has been relegated to living with residents three and four time his age in a retirement home, with no family and nowhere else to go. He watches old wrestling films with his elderly roommate (Bruce Dern) all day, but want something more. With Zak and Tyler both desperately seeking change in their lives, they separately escape their surroundings, meeting up by chance, and becoming unlikely travel companions. What follows is a Huckleberry Finn road movie adventure through the deep south, as the two attempt to evade capture and fulfil Zak’s dream of becoming a pro wrestling superstar.

The Peanut Butter Falcon is a jubilant, contemporary folk odyssey taking progressive steps in lead character casting, and showcasing performances that warmly welcome audiences into their modern Mark Twain-style adventure.

“Just when you think you’ve got Shia LaBeouf figured out, he goes and makes a film like The Peanut Butter Falcon, a sincere, Southern-fried buddy movie.” – Variety
December

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450