For this special opening night screening of the new documentary on The Shiningfandom, we have director Rodney Ascher joining us after the film to do a Skype Q&A.
Hosted by Steve Prokopy (aka Capone) of Ain’t It Cool News! (http://www.aintitcool.com/)
DIRECTED BY RODNEY ASCHER STARRING BILL BLAKEMORE, GEOFFREY COCKS, JULI KEARNS IN ENGLISH
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 provocativeRoom 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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