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Posted on Fri, May 31, 2013 : 10:47 a.m.

See 'Room 237' at the AADL to learn about possible meanings of Kubrick's 'The Shining'

By Ann Dwyer

Did you know that Stanley Kubrick, who is Jewish, was married to the niece of Veit Harlan, one of Nazi Germany's biggest propaganda filmmakers? It's one of the many reasons that people think Kubrick's film "The Shining" nods at the Holocaust. Many have also seen connections to the genocide of Native Americans, the Holocaust and the Apollo 11 moon landing.


Is this a clue that Kubrick helped fake the moon landing?

Learn more about the supposed symbols and nods at the exclusive Ann Arbor screening of “Room 237,” the new documentary about the horror classic “The Shining” at the Ann Arbor District Library main branch.

The film will be introduced by "Shining" expert Geoffrey Cocks, who is also prominently featured in in the documentary.

You'll be surprised at some of the minor layers you have missed, especially if you were watching the movie between your fingers.

6 p.m. June 6 at the Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free admission.


Jack Gladney

Sat, Jun 1, 2013 : 10:01 a.m.

Here's another: If you play The Beatles' "Revolution No. 9" backwards on vinyl, you'll hear the message' "Paul is dead." The band did this to let their fans know that Paul was dead (remember "he blew his mind out in a car" from "A Day in the Life?"), but they could not announce it publicly in fear of losing their recording contract with EMI Records.


Fri, May 31, 2013 : 10 p.m.

6pm on 6/6... Creepy


Fri, May 31, 2013 : 5:24 p.m.

Even if you don't buy into any of the theories in Room 237, it's a fascinating and well assembled look at artist intention versus audience interpretation. A must see if you're a fan of Kubrick or The Shining.

Ann Dwyer

Mon, Jun 3, 2013 : 5:08 p.m.

I've actually heard the speaker at a Kubrick symposium in Albion. It is interesting to hear all the little symbols people pick up on. Like the fact that Jack Torrence's typewriter has an eagle on it as did the banners in Hitler's Germany.

Tim Hornton

Fri, May 31, 2013 : 5:09 p.m.

Good freaky movie but I like my scary movies with lots of Braaaains eating. Full metal jacket was the his best movie though. The book it was based on "the short timers" was dark


Fri, May 31, 2013 : 3:20 p.m.