Indie Memphis is bringing back the double feature.
Remember double features? Older moviegoers will recall being able to watch two movies at one seating, but for the past decade or so they've become as rare as a cartoon before the main feature.
However, on Tuesday, April 30, Indie Memphis will present a double feature at Malco Theatres' Studio on the Square, with two new releases from IFC Films.
At 7 pm, Room 237 will be shown, followed at 9:15 pm by Antiviral. Room 237 explores the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Antiviral marked the feature film debut of Brandon Cronenberg, son of director David Cronenberg (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, A Dangerous Method).
Tickets for the double feature are $15 -- or $10 per film -- and are available in advance ator at the venue beginning at 6 pm the night of the screening. A $2 discount is available for Indie Memphis members. Both films will be projected in the DCP digital format.
About the films:
Room 237 (2012, directed by Rodney Ascher) – An 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.