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North Bend Film Fest 2018: Final Slate of Films Confirmed For Inaugural Edition

This year will see the inaugural edition of the North Bend Film Fest in North Bend, WA, which was once the original shooting location for David Lynch’s iconic television series Twin Peaks. From August 23 through 26, the town, located just outside of Seattle, will host a film festival that sees genre fare from around the world. Confirmed today is the full line-up, which will see the fest bring festival darlings such as Anna and the Apocalypse, Don’t Leave Home, and Braid to the screen.

My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Set in the 1990’s runaway-dominated streets of the Pacific Northwest and loosely based on Shakespeare’s Henry IV, this seminal film by Gus Van Sant (GOOD WILL HUNTING, MILK) tells the tale of a narcoleptic street kid named Mike (River Phoenix) who befriends a fellow hustler (Keanu Reeves) on his journey to find his estranged mother. Film presented in collaboration with Three Dollar Bill Cinema

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‘Running on Empty’ Screening @ BFI, London

26 May @ 20:30 – Running on Empty [NFT2]
30 May @ 20:40 – Running on Empty [NFT2]
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LGBT films hit the big screen in Nashville

Three LGBT themed films to run at the Belcourt: My Own Private Idaho
This Gus Van Sant classic, released in 1991, is a loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV. Mike Waters (River Phoenix) is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor (Keanu Reeves) is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike’s estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant. Special showing at midnight on February 9. Read More here // Official Website: here

‘Stand By Me’ UK Screenings

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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IMA announces 2017 Summer Nights Film Series lineup

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

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HUDSON VALLEY CRAFT BEER FEST: STAND BY ME DINNER

As a part of the Hudson Valley Craft Beer Fest, we’re partnering with Sloop Brewing Company for a screening of STAND BY ME, including a four course feast paired with beers! Rob Reiner’s film about the sadness that comes with the end of childhood innocence still maintains an emotional resonance decades later. Starring the very talented young quartet of River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Jerry O’Connell and Corey Feldman, STAND BY ME encompasses all the joy and pain of adolescence with an honest and deft touch, something that is rarely seen in the genre these days. Read More: // here

Indiana Jones triple bill @ Prince Charles Cinema, London

Prince Charles Cinema, London
18 Apr @ 1:20pm – Raiders / Temple of Doom / Last Crusade
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Whistler cinephiles get Canada’s first look at last River Phoenix film

Whistler Film Festival audiences will get Canada’s first look at actor River Phoenix’s last film among other edgy odds and ends gathered by programmer Paul Gratton in his second year at the mountain movie bash. Phoenix, who died of a drug overdose outside an L.A. night club on Halloween night 20 years ago, stars in Dark Blood, about a young widower living on a nuclear testing site. The movie is among 84 films — 42 features and 42 shorts — screening at the 13th annual festival Dec. 4-8. Continue @ theprovince.com