The pseudo-documentary ROOM 237 has really made a name for itself on the festival circuit creating a literal buzz everywhere it has been shown. Now it’s on VOD and a home video release is soon to follow. One thing that IFC has really stepped up to the plate on is producing creative, funky artwork to keep us fans tantalized and this new poster is a bit of a mash up from previous ones but it really gets the job done.
Check out that disclaimer that fills up the bottom third of the poster…
After the box office failure of Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick decided to embark on a project that might have more commercial appeal. The Shining, Stephen King’s biggest critical and commercial success yet, seemed like a perfect vehicle. 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. End of story? Hardly. 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. Rodney 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.