IFC Films has picked up Rodney Ascher‘s documentary Room 237, which explores some of the deeper theories and ideas found in Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant psychological thriller The Shining.
Ascher’s feature debut, the 102-minute documentary deconstructs hidden meanings in Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel of the same name.
Structured in nine parts, Room 237 makes several analyses of multiple scenes and moments, which have puzzled audiences for years. In addition to using original footage, Ascher appropriates clips from numerous films including Kubrick’s works, cartoons, and newsreels.
The film first premiered at Sundance and also played in Cannes and is playing Fantastic Fest, currently under way in Austin, Texas.
Room 237 is out on October 26th, 2012.
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A subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining (1980). The film may be over 30 years old, but it continues to inspire debate, speculation, and mystery. Five very different points of view are illuminated through voice-over, film clips, animation, and dramatic reenactments. Together they’ll draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends, many ways in, but no way out.
Source: Empire Online