Documentary: Room 237 (Theories About Kubrick & The Shining)
May 15, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Documentary: Room 237
Regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Stanley Kubrick was a notorious perfectionist who demanded control over every nuance within his films. His work crossed many genres and told a variety of stories, but for Kubrick, the subtext within his films was everything and was essential for his viewers to “read” his films multiple ways. Perhaps the most suspect Kubrick film regarding subtext was his 1980 release, The Shining. On the surface, it was a cinematic retelling of the Stephen King ghost story of the same name but many enthusiasts see the film quite differently. This critical “re-examination” is the focus of Rodney Ashcher’s compelling documentary Room 237. Ashcher introduces us to a collection of Shining-fanatics who each have gone to great pains in revealing their theories surrounding The Shining. Theories range from a symbolic exposé on the genocide of Native Americans to a Da Vinci Code-style confessional of Kubrick's involvement in staging the moon landing. It’s a truly fascinating ride into the minds of both Kubrick and his fans. Robin Smith, Hot Docs
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Meetup Time: 6:00pm
The movie starts @ 6:30pm
Movie Running Time: 102m
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After The Movie: Paupers,a pub across the street, if people are in the mood.
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