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Room 237

April 5 - 25, 2013

USA | 2013 | 102 Minutes | Rodney Ascher

Final days - must end Thursday April 25! This fascinating documentary explores the bizarre theories about the subtext and symbolism within Stanley Kubrick's landmark film The Shining.

In 1980 Stanley Kubrick released his classic horror film The Shining. Over 30 years later, some viewers are still struggling to understand its hidden meanings. These ardent fans are convinced they have decoded the film's secret messages about such disparate topics as: the mass murder of the American Indians, the Holocaust, numerology, the rise of Western civilization, Freudian analysis, and the Apollo 11 moon landing "hoax."

Rodney Ascher's documentary Room 237 weaves audio interviews about these bizarre-and often incredulous-theories with original footage from The Shining and Kubrick's other works, to create a kaleidoscopic visual deconstruction of the horror classic.

"One of the great movies about movies!" - Rob Nelson, Variety

Director: Rodney Ascher
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 102 Minutes
Format: DCP