Check Out ‘Stand By Me’ For Free This Weekend At The International Museum Of Art
I love classic movies, and sometimes, they teach valuable life lessons. That is the case of 'Stand By Me', a coming-of-age movie from 1986.
The movie centers around a group of young boys from Oregon. The cast was pretty blockbuster at the time, but now, after the death of River Phoenix who played tough-kid-with-a-heart Chris Chambers, it seems an even more poignant film. The rest of the cast was made up of Jerry O'Connell who played a chunky kid named Vern. We all know that Jerry turned into a major hottie when he grew up, and seeing him as a sweet, pudgy kid still catches a lot of moviegoers off guard. Wil Wheaton, who went on to play Wesley Crusher on Star Trek Next Generation was the main character who had the most growing up to do. The cast was competed by Corey Feldman who, in the 80s, was part of The Two Coreys made up of him and Corey Haim. They starred together in the movie 'The Lost Boys'. Haim died tragically at an early age and Feldman has gone on to a weird career in music.
The boys go on a adventure after they find out that a kid had been accidentally killed. They go hike to find the body and have a series of things that happen that draw them closer and makes them learn more about each other and their very different home lives.
The movie is free and the Museum has fantastically priced concessions so you can take someone with you and will probably only spend about $20 for the whole afternoon. Make sure you check out the rest of the museum after the movie. It's gorgeous and will take your breath away.
WHAT: Stand By Me
WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana