Trailer of the Day: The Shining


Adapting Stephen King’s best-selling horror novel, Kubrick cast Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, an out-of-work teacher who accepts employment as the winter caretaker of the haunted Overlook Hotel. After settling in with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd), Jack slowly discovers that the hotel has its own terrifying agenda. Jack’s degeneration from begrudging husband/father to murderous animal allows Kubrick to deftly subvert preconceptions of masculinity and patrimony while crafting one of the scariest films ever made. (119 mins.)

From April 12-18, Cinema 21 is playing the new documentary ROOM 237, a dive into the world of THE SHINING’s ardent fans and scholars and their divergent claims of having decoded the film’s hidden symbolism and secret messages—genocide, government conspiracies, dark hidden history, and more. Perhaps time to take a fresh look at a Kubrick classic!

THE SHINING screens on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 7p.m. in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.

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