28.06. - 06.07.2013.
film program
PANORAMA
Room 237
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USA
2012, 102 min
Director:
Rodney Ascher
Stars:
Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns
Genre:
Documentary
Official Trailer
Sinopsis: Many movies have their own provocative interpretations, but none as rich and far- ranging as Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”. In “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. Discover why many have been trapped in the Overlook for 30 years.
Bio: Rodney Ascher directed the 2010 short film “The S from Hell” which, like “Room 237”, premiered at Sundance and travelled the world (and the internet) soon after. “Room 237” expands upon “The S From Hell’s” style and substance; audio interviews are illuminated with a kaleidoscope of imagery (much of it influenced by horror films of the last hundred years) that brings the audience deep into the inner worlds of people who have been profoundly affected by the movies or TV. Ascher is known for genre-blurring work that includes countless short films, as well as commercial projects for clients including EA Games, Capitol Records, and VH1. He lives in Los Angeles with his family.