March 26, 2013

Four new posters for 'Room 237' documentary. Opens this week

Rodney Ascher's documentary, Room 237, which takes a unique look at Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation, The Shining, opens theatrically om March 29th. It also hits VOD and Digital, including SundanceNOW, on the same day from IFC Midnight. To coincide with this release, four new posters have been revealed; one you can see above, with the other three posted after the break.

Written and Directed by: 
Rodney Ascher
Produced by: 
Tim Kirk
SYNOPSIS:  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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