Room 237 Movie Poster
  • Released
  • March 29, 2013
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • Documentary
  • 44 Fan Ratings

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Synopsis

Many movies lend themselves to dramatic interpretations, but none as rich and far-ranging as Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. In Rodney Ascher's ROOM 237 we hear from people who have developed far-reaching theories and believe they have decoded the hidden symbols and messages buried in the late director's film. Carefully examining The Shining inside out, and forwards and backwards, ROOM 237 is equal parts captivating, provocative and pure pleasure. It gives voice to the fans and scholars who espouse these theories, reworking the film to match their ideas and intercutting it with layers of dreamlike imagery to illustrate their streams of consciousness. Sometimes outrageous, always engaging, the words of the interviewees are given full force by Ascher's compelling vision.

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