Room 237/Antiviral

Double Feature: Room 237 / Antiviral

Tuesday, April 30 @ Studio on the Square

A special Indie Memphis presentation of two new features from IFC Films. Tickets are $10 each, or $15 for the double-feature. A $2 discount code is available for Indie Memphis members. Both films presented in DCP digital format for highest quality exhibition.

ONLINE SALES HAVE CLOSED - Remaining tickets will be available at the door beginning at 6 pm. See you there!

Buy tickets to the Room 237/Antiviral double feature
$15 each / $13 for Indie Memphis members w/ code

Buy tickets to just the 7 pm screening of Room 237 
$10 each / $8 for Indie Memphis members w/ code

Buy tickets to just the 9:15 pm screening of Antiviral
$10 each / $8 for Indie Memphis members w/ code

Room 237. Photo courtesy IFC Midnight.

7:00 pm
ROOM 237
Directed by Rodney Ascher. Official Selection of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.

In 1980 Stanley Kubrick released his classic horror film, The Shining. Over 30 years later, viewers are still struggling to understand its hidden meanings. Loved and hated by equal numbers, the film is considered a genre standard by many loyalists, while other viewers dismiss it as the lazy result of a legendary director working far below his talent level. In between these two poles, however, live the theories of ardent fans who are convinced they have decoded The Shining's secret messages regarding genocide, government conspiracy, and the nightmare that we call history.

Room 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with the fans and scholars who espouse these theories. Ideas of five devotees of the film with wildly different ideas about its true meaning are braided together in a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of the horror classic.


9:15 pm
ANTIVIRAL 
Directed by Brandon Cronenberg. Official Selection of the 2012 AFI Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.

Syd March is an employee at a clinic that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed fans. Syd also supplies illegal samples of these viruses to piracy groups, smuggling them from the clinic in his own body. When he becomes infected with the disease that kills super sensation Hannah Geist, Syd becomes a target for collectors and rabid fans. He must unravel the mystery surrounding her death before he suffers the same fate. Starring Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class), Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method, Cosmopolis), and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Time After Time).