Some consider filmmaker Stanley Kubrick a genius; others consider him a lunatic. That duality was never more apparent than with his production of the horror classic The Shining. Decades later, fans are still discussing the film's artistic value and theorizing over its supposed hidden messages about genocide, government conspiracies and injustice. A horror film loosely based on Stephen King's novel of the same name, The Shining chronicles the violent devolution of a father (Jack Nicholson) while his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son try to escape his growing madness. This revival of The Shining is being held in conjunction with screenings of the new documentary Room 237. Rodney Ascher's Room 237 examines the various theories about The Shining through interviews with fans, scholars and filmmakers.
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See The Shining at 6 p.m. on April 12 and 8 p.m. on April 14. Screenings of Room 237 are scheduled for April 11 through 14. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit mfah.org. $9.
Fri., April 12, 6 p.m.; Sun., April 14, 8 p.m., 2013