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The Shining: Forwards and Backwards

On Wednesday, March 9th, 2011, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, The Spectacle Theatre screened Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining forwards and backwards simultaneously, superimposed. This experiment in projection was inspired by the analysis of The Shining by MSTRMND, and one line in particular:

"The Shining is a film meant to be watched both forwards and backwards."

Because we were never able to attend this groundbreaking cinematic experience, we figured that we would recreate it for ourselves and you.

Join us on Tues, Oct 28th for this one of a kind foray into the subconscious of film itself.

Dark Side of the Rainbow for the 21st century, THE SHINING FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS is a hallucinatory palindromic mindfuck, an accidental profundity resulting from a literal reading of MSTRMD’s comment that “The Shining is a film meant to be watched both forwards and backwards.”


The Shining: Forwards and Backwards

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