Room 237

SOME MOVIES STAY WITH YOU FOREVER… AND EVER… AND EVER.

In nine chapters, this documentary offers a chance for five Stanley Kubrick enthusiasts to present more or less imaginative interpretations of his classic horror movie The Shining (1980). Is it really about the Holocaust? Or perhaps the oppression of Native Americans? Or does the movie offer clues to Kubrick’s alleged involvement in shooting fake moon-landing footage for NASA? The theories are illustrated with clips from the movie and various other archive sources. Unfortunately, we never get to see the people interviewed and the movie quickly becomes very tedious. Some of the theories are fun – the presentation of them is anything but.

2013-U.S. 103 min. Color. Directed by Rodney Ascher.

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