The Peanut Butter Falcon - East London

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The Peanut Butter Falcon
The Peanut Butter Falcon

Event Date

Wed 26 Feb 2020

Event Time

09:45 - 12:00


Genesis Cinema,
93-95 Mile End Rd, Bethnal Green,
E1 4UJ


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Curriculum Subject/s

  • Health
  • Personal
  • PSHE Education
  • Psychology
  • Social
  • Special Educational Needs


  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair Access

WHAT: Into Film is proud to present a free educational screening of The Peanut Butter Falcon as part of the Spring Screenings: Changing Times programme. At a time of remarkable change around attitudes towards the environment, technology, politics, and identity, particularly for young people, this film will open up discussion around some of these themes, utilising the remarkable power of cinema to deepen learning as well as provoke conversation and debate. The screening will be preceded by a short compilation of archive film on the theme, special schools' edit provided by Yorkshire Film Archive.

WHEN: Wednesday 26 February, 9.45am - 12.00pm (the event will start promptly at 10.00am)

WHERE: Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd, Bethnal Green, London E1 4UJ.


Certificate: 12A - BBFC. Into Film recommends this film is engaging for ages 11+.


*Educators must ensure they book tickets for themselves as well as students. On the order form, please indicate how many young people and how many adults will attend out of the total amount of tickets you have booked*


We look forward to seeing you at the screening!

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Film title

The Peanut Butter Falcon


Zak, a 22 year old man with Down syndrome, lives in a care home in North Carolina where he is watched over closely by care worker Eleanor due to his numerous escape attempts. Desperate to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and have some freedom of his own, Zak successfully breaks out of the care home and is reluctantly taken under the wing of Tyler, a backwoods crab-fisherman who is grieving the death of his brother. Pursued by the worried Eleanor, the two new companions set out to find a famous wrestling school and, through their interactions, begin to change each other’s lives for the better. Tender and funny in equal measure, The Peanut Butter Falcon is a story of friendship and independence, buoyed by an incredible debut performance from Zack Gottsagen, who brings his own experience as a disabled actor to the role.

moderate violence, threat, discrimination, infrequent strong language


Tyler Nilson, Mike Schwartz



Country of Production



  • Comedy
  • Drama




97 minutes

Venue name

Genesis Cinema


93-95 Mile End Rd, Bethnal Green,
E1 4UJ