The extended cut
Halloween Movie Night
31 October 2017 8:45pm
£7 concessions, £6.50 members
Length: 144 min
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd
As part of a special Halloween movie night, join us at Firstsite for the extended cut of Stanley Kubrick’s peerless horror masterpiece.
The Overlook Hotel, a secluded, labyrinthine resort in the Colorado Rockies, is looking for an off-season caretaker to manage the building and its grounds in the winter months. For Jack Torrance, an aspiring writer hoping to finish his play and reconnect with his family after a destructive period of alcoholism, it seems like the perfect job.
Brushing off his employer’s warnings about the hotel’s grisly history and the dangers of his task, Jack moves into the Overlook with his wife, Wendy, and their young son, Danny. Gifted with unusual psychic abilities, Danny develops a strange connection to the horrific events in the Overlook’s past – and, as winter closes in, these alarming happenings threaten to overtake the present. Danny and Wendy’s fear intensifies as the Torrances find themselves stranded by snow and increasingly under threat from supernatural forces which are pushing Jack to the brink of sanity.
Work and Play: A short Film about The Shining (7mins)
Accompanying the film on its release to cinemas is Work and Play: a short film about The Shining (2017), directed by Matt Wells for Park Circus. This short documentary brings together new personal reflections from Kubrick’s collaborators and unseen materials from his personal archives to shed light on this unique cinematic achievement. Featured in the documentary are: Lisa and Louise Burns (who played The Grady Twins), Garrett Brown (inventor and operator of the Steadicam on The Shining), Diane Johnson (author and co-screenwriter on The Shining), Katharina Kubrick (Stanley Kubrick’s daughter) and Jan Harlan (Kubrick’s producing partner and brother in law).
“The movie is not about ghosts but about madness and the energies it sets loose in an isolated situation primed to magnify them.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
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