Friends screen ‘Stand by Me’

Aug 11, 2017
The young stars of “Stand by Me” include, from left, Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Jerry O'Connell (pointing) and Corey Feldman.

Rockland — Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., will screen the film "Stand by Me" (1986, USA) Thursday, Aug. 24, at 6:30 p.m. The R-rated film, directed by Rob Reiner, runs 89 minutes.

“Stand by Me” tells the story of four teenage boys in the 1950s who spend their last summer weekend before high school searching the woods for the body of a missing boy. This classic coming-of-age movie is based on Stephen King's novella “The Body.”

This year's Thursday Film Series is hosted by the Friends of the Rockland Library. In addition to watching films, viewers can enter a drawing for books related to the movie's topic or theme donated by the Friend's Book Stop.

Admission is free. For more information, call 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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