LITTLE ROCK — Director and screenwriter Jeff Nichols will give the commencement address at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Services’ graduation ceremony this weekend in his hometown of Little Rock, the school said Friday.

Nichols, who wrote and directed critically acclaimed films such as “Take Shelter,” “Mud” and “Loving,” will speak at the 2 p.m. Saturday ceremony at the Robinson Center.

Guests are encouraged to bring peanut butter, canned tuna and financial donations for the food pantry on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the Clinton School said in a news release.