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Room 237 (2013)

Room 237

Overview


Genre

Documentary

Release Date

March 29, 2013 (Limited)

Duration

104 min.

Studio

IFC Films

Official Site

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Cast and Crew


Director

Rodney Ascher

Producer

Tim Kirk

Starring

  • Buffy Visick
  • Jay Weidner
  • Bill Blakemore
  • Geoffrey Cocks
  • Juli Kearns
  • John Fell Ryan

Story


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.

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Poster of IFC Films' Room 237 (2013)
Poster of IFC Films' Room 237 (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the documentary itself stands as a thrilling testament to the fact that art is..”
by Scott Tobias [NPR]
“..Ascher's unique and unforgettable film is a tribute to movie love..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“.."Room 237" is a nonfiction look at some very serious film fans who take "The Shining," Stanley Kubrick's 1980 masterpiece, very, very seriously..”
by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]