It’s been 20 years since “The Shawshank Redemption” began its reign in our hearts and on basic cable. This week, director Frank Darabont and stars Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins reunited at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater for a 20th anniversary screening of the film.
They talk about the film’s origins, production, and impact, as well as the many mispronunciations its title. Freeman hilariously recounts one incident, saying, “One lady stopped me in the elevator and said, ‘I just saw you in Hudsucker Reduction.’“ Excitable moderator Max Brooks also asks Darabont about the deleted scenes (watch them here), and why one particularly memorable sequence was snipped from the film. The discussion also includes accounts of the worst day of shooting, what attracted Freeman and Robbins to the script, and much more.
Check it out all below, and be prepared for the next time ‘Shawshank’ shows up on cable.