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From the Fantastic Fest guide: "Rodney Ascher's Room 237 is a fascinating documentary that explores bizarre theories about the subtext and symbolism underlying Stanley Kubrick's landmark film The Shining." This documentary, which first premiered at Sundance and also played in Cannes, is made-up entirely of existing and archival footage, including many different segments of all of Stanley Kubrick's films. It features voiceovers which breakdown and discuss the theories and ideas within The Shining. Room 237 also played Fantastic Fest and the NYFF, and will be released by IFC Films. No date is set yet. Visit room237movie.com.

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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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