Room 237

The Invasion of the Body Snatchers is largely seen as an allegory on McCarthyism, Matrix is replete with Christian symbolism, while Godzilla can only be an evocation of the ravages of the atomic bomb. But one film more than any other, has generated analyses, interpretations and arguments about it really meaning: Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.Room 237 explores numerous these theories about the true if often hidden meanings of Kubrick’s 1980 'Masterpiece of Modern Horror'. Born out of countless conversations with producer Tim Kirk, Rodney Ascher’s film gives voice to the thoughts of five thoroughly obsessed Shining devotees.
Informations techniques
Rodney Ascher
Ian Herzon
Rodney Ascher
Jonathan Snipes, William Hutson
Professionnal information
Rodney Ascher

Rodney Ascher's films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, The George Eastman House, San Francisco's Other Cinema and under the Brooklyn Bridge. His previous and much shorter documentary The S From Hell told the story of the world's most terrifying corporate logo and in his most recent music video he killed Matt & Kim, Soulja Boy, and Andrew W.K. He lives in Los Angeles with his family and their cat.

First film / International premiere
Feature film / U.S.A. / 1h44 / couleur et noir & blanc / color and black & white / Directors' Fortnight 2012
Press review

Room 237 se révèle presque aussi fascinant que Shining lui-même / par Olivier Père, sur son blog
One of the great movies about movies / Variety
ce qui s'est passé dans la chambre 237 / Le Monde
Bienvenue dans le labyrinthe / Technikart
Entretien avec le réalisateur de "Room 237" /
An Outstanding, Fascinating & Funny Exploration & Celebration Of 'The Shining' /indiewire
An amazing documentary about 'The Shining' / Entertainment Weekly
It veers between amusing and bizarre / screendaily
Le Kubrick’s Cube /
« Room 237 » donne en tout cas une furieuse envie de revoir le film de Kubrick, encore et toujours /
Revue de détail de théories farfelues sur «Shining» / Libération
Un petit bijou ovni /
Toujours amusant, parfois saisissant /
Rodney Ascher’s Room 237 Cannes 2012 /
Rodney Ascher et les frappadingues de « Room 237 » /

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