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Room 237

Room 237 15 rating

Rodney Ascher's enigmatic essay film weaves together the contrasting theories of five different narrators who believe Stanley Kubrick deliberately buried hidden messages in his 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel.

Documentary 2012 103 mins

Director: Rodney Ascher

Overview

Rodney Ascher's enigmatic essay film weaves together the contrasting theories of five different narrators who believe Stanley Kubrick deliberately buried hidden messages in his 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel.

From the argument that the film is a meditation on the genocide of Native Americans to the belief that Kubrick was commissioned to fake the Apollo moon landings, the theories are appealingly bizarre at times, and the wild ideas are often delivered with conviction and humour. This one-of-a-kind documentary celebrates the mystery of cinema with wit and originality.