Kiefer Sutherland is telling me a story. Pushing his silk scarf to one side while rearranging his heavy-framed glasses, he is recalling the making of one of his first films, 1986’s Stand By Me and how he unwittingly influenced its title. “I was teaching River [Phoenix] how to play the guitar,” he says, “and at that point the film was still called The Body [after the Stephen King short story on which it was based]. The first song I taught him was “Stand By Me”. [Director] Rob Reiner was walking over and went: ‘Oh man, I haven’t heard that for so long!’ Soon after, the film got retitled.” Sutherland is quite the storyteller. It’s the combination of his gravelly voice and the glint in his eye – or perhaps it’s his green velvet jacket, which lends an air of Jackanory to proceedings.

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BFI, LONDON
16 Sep @ 20:45 – Stand By Me (NFT1)
30 Sep @ 15:45 – Stand By Me (NFT2)
22 Sep @ 18:15 – Stand By Me (NFT2)
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PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA, LONDON
01 Sep @ 9:00pm – Stand By Me
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The movie Stand By Me is one of those great throwbacks to a time when movies were just different than they usually are today. In addition, it was a movie that seemed to handle all of the angst that was involved with growing up and attempting to develop one’s own personality while simultaneously trying not to go against one’s own culture or code. Regardless of how old the movie gets, this fact alone means that it is timeless. Read More: // here



Yes, spring just arrived, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited about summer, too. And with summer comes Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Summer Nights Film Series, a staple on our summer calendar here at NUVO.
Saturday, July 29: Stand By Me (1986, 89 min., R)
In the summer of 1959, four 12-year-old friends, Gordie (Will Wheaton), Chris (River Phoenix), Teddy (Corey Feldman) and Vern (Jerry O’Connell), set off to find a dead body rumored to be in the woods, creating memories and friendships that last them a lifetime, in the Rob Reiner film. Read More: // here



More than three decades after Jerry O’Connell made his big-screen debut in the classic coming-of-age film Stand By Me, the experience is forever stamped on the actor’s memory. Read More: // here



Cherry is easily still the best Pez flavor… 30 years later. One of Hollywood’s greatest coming-of-age films to date, Rob Reiner’s “Stand by Me,” won the hearts of audiences worldwide from the moment it was released in 1986. Based on Stephen King’s short story, “The Body,” the movie follows four, young best friends all on a quest to find a corpse. The flick, released across the globe on Aug. 22, was a surprise smash and launched the careers of Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell, the late River Phoenix and Will Wheaton. In honor of the film’s 30th birthday, here are 10 little known facts about “Stand by Me:” Read More: // here



Long before ‘Stranger Things,’ Rob Reiner’s 1986 film of author’s novella combined youth, nostalgia and corpses for a landmark coming-of-age story Read More: // here



We may not all be able to live off cherry-flavored Pez or agree that Goofy is a dog (He is, Vern. He is.), but one thing’s for sure — it’s hard not to feel a twinge of nostalgia for Stand by Me as the cast celebrates its 30th anniversary today. The beloved coming-of-age tale revolves around a writer (Richard Dreyfuss) recalling a childhood journey taken in rural Oregon in 1959, when he and three other 12-year-old friends went searching for the body of a missing boy around their age who was hit and killed by a train near their homes, an adventure that eventually defines their lives. Read More: // here

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