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ROOM 237 is a subjective documentary feature exploring numerous theories about Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” and its hidden meanings. Read more

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ROOM 237 is a subjective documentary feature exploring numerous theories about Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” and its hidden meanings.

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Thanks to some real angels, we have reached our goal.  We thank you and are touched and thrilled by the wonderful folk who reached out to us.  Your rooms are booked for an extended stay at the Overlook Hotel!

If you would like to contribute to our project, we could still use the help.  Our little two-man operation has had to grow exponentially and, even with the great favors we have been given, costs continue to rise.  We would appreciate any contributions. And we look forward to sharing this film with you.

ABOUT ROOM 237:

For the last year, we have been talking, thinking and watching Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining.”  We’ve also been interviewing some of the people with the most interesting theories about what this film is really about. 

The product of all this is ROOM 237, a subjective documentary feature. This guided tour through the most compelling attempts to decode this endlessly fascinating film will draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends, many ways in, but no way out. 

We are honored to be have been accepted into the Sundance 2012 Film Festival. 

Our film has been a two-man production working on a shoe-string budget until now.  We are jamming to finish the film in time for our deadline. Our production schedule has been accelerated and we need to finish the score, mix the sound, complete the effects and a myriad other post-production concerns before the festival.

We need help.  If you can contribute to our project, you will receive our undying appreciation.  We’ve also come up with some fun incentives in the form of rewards. 

Thanks to all!

Rodney Ascher and Tim Kirk

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    "Come play with us, Danny. Forever. And ever. And ever."

    You will receive a colorful hand-written thank you note from the filmmakers.

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    "You've always been the caretaker. I ought to know: I've always been here."

    You will receive a copy of the ROOM 237 DVD.

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    "How'd you like some ice cream, Doc?"

    You will receive a copy of the DVD of ROOM 237 and the official soundtrack of ROOM 237, featuring original music by Jonathan Snipes & William Hutson.

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    "Danny isn't here, Mrs. Torrance."

    You will receive a copy of the DVD of ROOM 237 and the official soundtrack of ROOM 237, featuring original music by Jonathan Snipes & William Hutson AND an original poster for ROOM 237 featuring art by Carlos Ramos.

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    "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."

    You will a copy of the DVD of ROOM 237 and a SIGNED copy of Geoffrey Cocks' "The Wolf At The Door: Stanley Kubrick, History, and the Holocaust ."

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    "You're scared of Room 237, ain't ya?"
    You will receive a copy of the DVD of ROOM 237 and the official soundtrack of ROOM 237, featuring original music by Jonathan Snipes & William Hutson AND an original poster for ROOM 237 featuring art by Carlos Ramos AND a Special Thanks credit in the film.

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    "Words of Wisdom, Lloyd. Words of Wisdom." This is our super-mega reward. You will receive all the stuff we have -- the DVD of ROOM 237, the original soundtrack of ROOM 237, the poster for ROOM 237 -- AND you will receive a unique credit in the final credits of the film as a "KEY-HOLDER TO THE GOLD ROOM."

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