THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS
SPECIAL MIDNIGHT SCREENING OF STANLEY KUBRICK’S HORROR CLASSIC “THE SHINING”
SPECIAL ONE-TIME ONLY SCREENING WILL COINCIDE WITH OPENING OF RODNEY ASCHER’S DOCUMENTARY “ROOM 237”
Ascher and producer Tim Kirk will attend and participate in post-screening Q&As throughout the weekend
New York, NY (March 27, 2013) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present a special Midnight screening at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street) of Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic THE SHINING on Friday, March 29 following the opening of Rodney Ascher’s documentary ROOM 237. ROOM 237 explores the opinions and commentary of cinephiles and dedicated fans of the Kubrick’s masterpiece who each believe they have found clues embedded within the film that tell a story just as compelling as the film itself. Ascher and producer Tim Kirk will attend and participate in post-screening Q&As following the 6:30PM show on Friday, March 29 and the 1:30PM and 6:30PM shows on Saturday, March 30.
THE SHINING had been Stephen King’s biggest critical and commercial success yet, and seemed like a perfect vehicle for Kubrick following the tepid public reception of BARRY LYNDON. After an arduous production, Kubrick’s film received a wide release in the summer of 1980; the reviews were mixed, but the box office, after a slow start, eventually picked up. However, in the 30 years since the film’s release, a considerable cult of Shining devotees has emerged, fans who claim to have decoded the film’s secret messages addressing everything from the genocide of Native Americans to a range of government conspiracies. Ascher’s wry and provocative ROOM 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with cultists and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick’s still-controversial classic. An IFC Midnight release.
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FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
Founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center works to recognize and support new directors, and to enhance the awareness, accessibility and understanding of film. Among its yearly programming of film festivals, film series and special events, the Film Society presents two film festivals in particular that annually attract global attention: the New York Film Festival, which just celebrated its 50th edition, and New Directors/New Films which, since its founding in 1972, has been produced in collaboration with MoMA. The Film Society also publishes the award-winning Film Comment Magazine, and for over three decades has given an annual award—now named “The Chaplin Award”—to a major figure in world cinema. Past recipients of this award include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Sidney Poitier. FSLC presents its year-round calendar of programming, panels, lectures, educational and transmedia programs and specialty film releases at the famous Walter Reade Theater and the new state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
The Film Society receives generous, year-round support from Royal Bank of Canada, American Airlines, The New York Times, Stonehenge Partners, Stella Artois, the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. For more information, visit www.filmlinc.com and follow #filmlinc on Twitter.
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