Inside Cannes 2012 Day 6: Rodney Ascher’s Room 237 Cannes 2012
When you cover a film festival either solo or as a team, you manage to always have a title that “got away”, which happened to be the case in Park City earlier in the year when we missed Rodney Ascher’s documentary — low-budget in design, but if you’re fan of Kubrick (who isn’t?) and you’re a fan of The Shining, then Room 237 is definitely of interest, especially in an era of quicktime conspiracy theory films and blu-ray over analysis. You can count them on a pair of thumbs, the number of Sundance films to crack the Cannes Film Festival were a total of two, you had Beasts of the Southern Wild receive its Un Certain Regard showing a couple of days back, and today the Directors’ Fortnight showcased Room 237 in its international debut. Both Ascher and his producer Tim Kirk were on hand.