For those of you who are fans of Stanely Kubrick's The Shining, you'll be happy to know that the documentary based on the film, Room 237, is set to be released by IFC on March 29th! I loved this documentary, and ever since I saw it at Sundance last year, I've been wanting so badly to watch it again! It's just packed full of awesome information, and conspiracy theories surrounding the film.
The theories presented are explored in nine segments, which are narrated by several different Shining fanatics while using footage from Kubrick's movie to show examples of the conclusions they've come too. Here's an excerpt from our review.
I doubt anyone could find this film boring. The sometimes-insane-but-always-entertaining theories presented are captivating, and though a majority of them sound totally bonkers, occasionally someone brings up a point that makes sense. Personally, I love hearing people's opinions about film (especially if they're wacky) because it makes me analyze the movie in a way I wouldn't have on my own. Ever heard the theory that Ferris Bueller's Day Off takes place completely in Cameron Frye's head? Readings like that - ones that make you rethink what the entire film is doing and how it works - are my favorites, and Room 237 delivers those kinds of ideas in spades.
They touch on the conspiracy theory of Kubrick shooting fake footage of the first moon landing, citing weird facts like room 237 in the film is used on purpose because the moon is 237,000 miles away.
Here's the trailer for the film, in case you missed it. Make sure to check it out! It's going to blow your mind!
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