The film includes footage from The Shining and other Kubrick films, along with discussions by Kubrick enthusiasts. Up until a certain point, it could be seen online, but it has since been taken down due to "data constrictions." A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future. THE SHINING FORWARD AND BACKWARD, SIMULTANEOUSLY, SUPERIMPOSED. Room 237 is a 2012 American documentary film directed by Rodney Ascher about interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining (1980) which was adapted from the 1977 novel of the same name by Stephen King. Okay so basically there was a line that a film analysist said when writing about The Shining, something like "The film is most rewarding when watched forward and backward," the guy took this literally, so he cross-faded the films backwards and forwards over each other, which created fun parallels, In their experimental film, they digitally re-edited THE SHINING so it plays both forward and backwards at the same time. We put the US DVD version into Final Cut, removed all corporate logos and leaders at the beginning, and cut all credits at the end. With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers. The Sync Book \ The Shining Forwards and Backwards. By keeping the opacity of the top layer at 50%, the two versions are superimposed equally on top of each other. The Shining is a film meant to be watched both forwards and backwards. We took the MSTRMND gambit at face value. Via John Fell Ryan of kdk12 Listen to podcasts featuring John Fell Ryan on Sync Book Radio. They called it  THE SHINING FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS, SIMULTANEOUSLY, SUPERIMPOSED. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. After a very limited engagement, some of the footage from their edit was later featured in the conspiracy theory laden documentary  Room 237. Over five years ago, on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011, John Fell Ryan and Akiva Saunders premiered their experiment The Shining : Forwards and Backwards.