Most local cinephiles already know that Mise En Scenesters is the best thing to happen to the film world in Chattanooga in a long time. Fresh from bringing Shane Carruth’s mind-bender “Upstream Color” to the Scenic City, MES continue their hot streak with a one-night-only screening of “Room 237,” June 14 at Barking Legs Theater. Fans of “The Shining” will recognize that number instantly, and won’t want to miss this special documentary about the hardcore dedication and crazy theories the film inspires.
MES head honcho Chris Dortch says he’s pleased to be presenting “Room 237” in Chattanooga. “For cinephiles and Kubrick fans, it's already a real treat, but for me what I really love about the film is that it clearly shows you the power that films and especially great films have,” said Dortch. “When you're dealing with a filmmaker that's a real auteur like Kubrick…you really can't help but read deeper meanings into things, but in the case of “Room 237,” you meet a group of genuinely strange folks who have gone pretty damn deep into “The Shining” rabbit hole.” Local “Shining” expert Perrin Lance will be the special guest for the evening, leading a discussion about his own theories about the film and more. If you’re a fan of Kubrick—or film in general—you don’t want to miss this.
Friday, June 14, 8:30 p.m., Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. (423) 624-5347, barkinglegs.org