The Shining (1980)

Director: Stanley Kubrick Run Time: 144 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1980

Starring: Anne Jackson, Barry Nelson, Danny Lloyd, Jack Nicholson, Joseph Turkel, Lia Beldam, Philip Stone, Scatman Crothers, Shelley Duvall, Tony Burton

About the film:

Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 masterpiece on 35mm film at the Center. After screening a double feature with Dr. Sleep in March, we are thrilled to bring back The Shining for you now.

Aspiring writer Jack Torrance accepts a winter caretaker position at the isolated Overlook Hotel, trapping his wife and son with his descent into madness. Kubrick and writer Diane Johnson adapted the psychological horror screenplay from the novel by Stephen King.

About the filmmaker:

Famed writer, director and producer Stanley Kubrick began his career as a photographer before honing his skills in documentary cinematography, editing, and sound. Over the next four decades, his legendary commitment to perfection gave the world iconic and acclaimed films, including Spartacus (1960)Dr. Strangelove (1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), Full Metal Jacket (1987), and Eyes Wide Shut (1999).

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