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Stand By Me
October 22, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| $7
Film Screening in Partnership with Hanson Film Institute
Stand By Me
1986 American Film Directed by Rob Reiner
Based on the novel by Stephen King
Starring Wil Wheaton (Gordie Lachance), River Phoenix (Chris Chambers), Corey Feldman (Teddy Duchamp), Jerry O’Connell (Vern Tessio) and Kiefer Sutherland (Ace Merrill)
It’s the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys – Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern – are fast friends. After learning of the general location of the body of a local boy who has been missing for several days, they set off into woods to see it. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship and the need to stand up for what is right.
For some, it’s the last real taste of innocence, and the first real taste of life. But for everyone, it’s the time that memories are made of.
This film is a brilliant, well-acted masterpiece! The late River Phoenix’s acting is excellent, but in fact, all of the young actors performances were incredible. They are why you should see this film. ‘
It’s not a bubblegum kids film, nor a dry Hollywood film; it is a movie that captures childhood in a poignant, non-candy coated manner that is dead on. It is rare that you see such fresh, relaxed and deep performances that the actors in this film offered. Although this is not a recent film, it is a genuine, inspiring film that is so refreshing-being so different than the films Hollywood often gives us. You will benefit from it’s message and it’s wonderful acting.
Tickets are $7 with discounts available. Visit http://foxtucson.com/presents/stand-by-me/ to buy tickets or for more information.