The Shining

The Shining

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  • Stanley Kubrick


  • Jack Nicholson
  • Shelley Duvall
  • Danny Lloyd

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil presence slowly drives the father insane.

Based on the novel by Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick's horror classic tells the story of Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who accepts a position as the off-season caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel. His family accompanies him on the job, including his his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and his young son Danny Torrance (Danny Lloyd), who possesses "the shining," an array of psychic abilities that allow him to see the hotel's horrific past. After a winter storm leaves them snowbound, the supernatural forces inhabiting the hotel influence Jack's sanity, leaving his wife and son in incredible danger.

Past Programs


The Psychology of Fear

Athena Cinema, Athens, OH


Fear analysis: It’s all in your head

The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, Minneapolis, MN