How do you tease an upcoming film when the entirety of its footage comes from a classic? UK distributors Metrodome have gone the safe route in the first trailer for Room 237, a documentary that attempts to decode various theories behind Stanley Kubrick‘s The Shining. The tease omits any footage for the horror classic and instead uses text and brief snippets of the voiceover in the film.
While it doesn’t drum up much excitement, I can confirm Rodney Ascher‘s film is equal parts fascinating and preposterous when it comes to the many theories that are poured over. It was personally one of my favorite films from Sundance (full review here) and while it also showed up at Cannes, Toronto, and currently NYFF, cinephiles will have to wait until next year until it gets a proper release. Check out the trailer below and read our extensive interview with Ascher.
Room 237 arrives in spring 2013 via IFC Films.
Film has always been inherent to hip-hop superstar RZA, whether it be the numerous samples from classic martial arts movies that appeared in a variety of Wu-Tang Clan songs, or his acting and scoring collaborations with Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch. Though his latest film, Brick Mansions, sees him taking on an antagonistic role, allowing [...]
As much as we’d love to believe certain myths, no filmmaker has simply waltzed into making a masterpiece without cutting their teeth beforehand. Jaws may have been the first modern blockbuster, but Spielberg had already created a terrifying beast with the mechanical semi-truck in a made-for-television film, Duel. Truffaut’s The 400 Blows remains among the [...]