Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining received a wide release in the summer of 1980. 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 what is said to be a “kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick’s still-controversial classic.”

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