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First Frightdays Double Feature: Room 237 and The Shining
Jan 3, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm| Free
For our very first First Frightday of the new year, we’ve gone ahead and picked the best winter horror film we could think of: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining! Just to up the ante, we’ll be screening the fantastic documentary Room 237 prior to the main feature to give us some extra layers of meaning to ponder over. Heeere’s Johnny!
Dir. Rodney Ascher. 2013. 104 min.
A subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within The Shining. The film may be over 30 years old, but it continues to inspire debate, speculation, and mystery. Five very different points of view are illuminated through voice over, film clips, animation and dramatic reenactments. Together they’ll draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends, many ways in, but no way out.
Dir. Stanley Kubrick. 1980. 144 min.
Frustrated writer Jack Torrance takes a job as the winter caretaker at the ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. When he arrives there with his wife and son, they learn that the previous caretaker had gone mad. Slowly Jack becomes possessed by the evil, demonic presence in the hotel.