Wacky, jaw-dropping and frequently hilarious, this documentary takes a look at some of the more bizarre interpretations of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.
Director Rodney Ascher started an innocent search for fans and academics who liked to talk about the meaning behind Kubrick’s 198O horror film The Shining. What he found was a bizarre and outrageous collection of people – from academics to obsessives – each with the most obscure interpretations of the film. And that’s just for starters – some of the nuttier interpretations involve a detailed analysis of the film’s continuity errors and subliminal messages, concluding that the film proves the moon landings were faked. Made with intelligence and a healthy dash of tongue-in-cheek, the film is for more than just Kubrick fans.
The Shining screens after this documentary – you will definitely want to see it again!
Screenings at Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals.