IFC Midnight aquires Stanley Kubrick’s SHINING documentary ROOM 237

If you are not familiar with this documentary, it’s a dozy. It shows Kubrick at his best, but some would say his worst as well. Read on for the details about IFC Midnight and Room 237.


IFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring North American rights to director Rodney Ascher’s highly acclaimed documentary ROOM 237 which concerns the theories surrounding and within Stanley Kubrick’s film THE SHINING.

The film, which was produced by Tim Kirk and scored by Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson, recently played at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. IFC Midnight plans to release the film theatrically this year.

Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, said: “At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, everywhere you went you could hear people talking about ROOM 237 which is one of the most wild, entertaining and unexpected films of the year. Rodney Ascher has made a brilliantly constructed film that will bring joy to cinephiles and the curious around the world. We look forward to working with him, producer Tim Kirk and our friends at The Film Sales Company to get this film out to its already excited audience.”

Noted Ascher: “I’m thrilled that this movie is going to be able to reach a wide audience and is in the hands of people who really get it and have released some of my favorite films of the last couple years. I’m also very comforted to discover that we’re not alone in finding these ideas endlessly fascinating.”

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