Room 237

Room 237

A film by Rodney Ascher
Starring Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns

The wry and provocative Room 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with Shining cultists and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick’s still-controversial classic.

After the box office failure of Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick decided to embark on a project that might have more commercial appeal. The Shining, Stephen King’s biggest critical and commercial success yet, seemed like a perfect vehicle. After an arduous production, Kubrick’s film received a wide release in the summer of 1980; the reviews were mixed, but the box office, after a slow start, eventually picked up.

End of story? Hardly. In the 30 years since the film’s release, a considerable cult of Shining devotees has emerged, fans who claim to have decoded the film’s secret messages addressing everything from the genocide of Native Americans to a range of government conspiracies. Rodney Ascher’s wry and provocative Room 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with cultists and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick’s still-controversial classic.

One of the great movies about movies. —Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

 

Technical Information

Production Year
2012
Country of Production
USA
Language
English
Running Time
102 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013
9:45pm · 3:00pm
Friday, Apr 19, 2013
midnight
Thursday, Apr 11, 2013
9:45pm · 7:20pm · 5:00pm
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013
9:45pm · 7:20pm · 5:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
9:45pm · 7:20pm · 5:00pm
Monday, Apr 8, 2013
9:45pm · 7:20pm · 5:00pm
Sunday, Apr 7, 2013
9:45pm · 7:20pm · 5:00pm · 2:30pm
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013
9:45pm · 7:20pm · 5:00pm · 2:30pm
Friday, Apr 5, 2013
9:45pm · 7:00pm · 4:45pm · 2:00pm

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