The BFI will tour a brand new digital transfer from Warner Bros of the longer, US cut of Stanley Kubrick’s mesmerising ghost story The Shining around the UK in October.
Described by the great Martin Scorsese as “essentially unclassifiable, endlessly provocative and profoundly disturbing”, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining remains a seminal classic of the genre and one which has lost none of its potential to unnerve and chill audiences more than 25 years after it made its debut in 1980.
Based on the best-selling novel by horror master Stephen King (who was also the source novelist for other film classics such as scary movies like Carrie and Misery, prison dramas The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, and coming of age drama Stand By Me), The Shining finds a father falling under the malevolent spell of the haunted Overlook Hotel. Snowed in and miles away from the nearest help, a mother and young son become targets for this man’s increasingly disturbing behaviour.
The newly restored US version of the film (24 minutes longer than the European release and better for it), the BFI will showcase the film across the UK from October 28. The venues are below…
Venues Screening The Shining:
Abbeygate Bury St Edmunds
Prince Charles Cinema London
Curzon Community Cinema Clevedon
Neuadd Dwyfor Pwllheli
Glasgow Film Theatre
Hull Truck Theatre
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre
Sheffield University Film Unit
Whitgift Film Theatre Grimsby