20th Titanic International Filmfestival

Room 237

Room 237
USA, 2012
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Room 237
USA, 2012

Dir.: Rodney Ascher
Prod.: Tim Kirk
Editor: Rodney Ascher
Music: Jonathan Snipes, William Hutson, The Caretaker
Cast: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan, Jay Weidner
Distr.: The Film Sales Company
Colour
102 mins
http://room237movie.com

Room 237 dissects Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining in amazing and unexpected ways, looking at a host of conspiracy theories around secret codes and messages supposedly hidden within the film. Director Rodney Ascher has uncovered a thriving subculture of Kubrick fans, critics and film theorists – ranging from semi-obsessive to paranoid delusional – who ascribe a plethora of interpretations to The Shining. Is it about the Holocaust? Or the plight of the American Indians? Or is it a confession of Kubrick’s involvement with faking the moon landing? 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. Of course the festival will screen The Shining as well.


Screenings:
11-04 19:00

13-04 19:00

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