Classic Film Series on 35mm: STAND BY ME
WHEN: Fri, Aug 16, 2019, 8:00 PM
WHERE: UCPAC Mainstage, 1601 Irving St., Rahway
The classic coming-of-age “Stand By Me” (1986), based on Stephen King’s novella “The Body,” comes to the UCPAC on 35mm film! Ticket includes free popcorn and entry to a pre-show in which an organist plays the historic “Biggest Little Wurlitzer!”
In 1959, Gordie Lachance, Chris Chambers, Teddy Duchamp and Vern Tessio, four 12-year-old friends with varied home lives, decide to take a journey to find the body of a missing boy named Ray Brower. The boys must pass through a junk yard with a vicious dog, swim through a leech-infested pond, and reach the body before local delinquent Ace Merrill and his gang get there first and steal the fame of finding Brower. Not fully understanding the magnitude of seeing a “dead kid,” the boys begin the journey with a sense of wonder and excitement, but those feelings soon evolve into sobering self-reflection. “Stand By Me” is a glimpse into the process of sharing vulnerabilities and growing up, and the importance of having friends to do it all with.