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Room 237 – Trailer

After its much talked about festival screenings, The Shining documentary, Room 237, will be released by IFC at the end of March.

“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.”

Room 237 was directed by Rodney Ascher and starts a number of limited theatrical engagements on March 29th. It will also be available on the same date at multiple Cable VOD services and digital outlets. A brand new trailer has just been released.

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