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January 19, 2010

RSU Film Series Presents ‘The Shining' Jan. 28

"The Shining," Stanley Kubrick's classic film about a man's slow descent into madness and murder, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Rogers State University.

The film, which is free and open to the public, will be shown in the Will Rogers Auditorium on the RSU campus in Claremore. The screening is part of the RSU Fine Arts Film Series, sponsored by the RSU School of Liberal Arts.

"Our goal is to expose our students and the community to some of our most classic and thought-provoking films," said Dr. Michael McKeon, assistant professor.

The film will be preceded by a presentation of "History Meets History," a 17-minute documentary about the history of RSU and the construction of the new Centennial Center by RSU students Josh Buehler and Candice Nivision.

"The short film is a ‘bizarre' behind-the-scenes look at the building of the Centennial Center," said Lee Williams, RSU communications instructor who served as producer of the film. "It also takes us on a ‘strange' tour through 100 years of RSU history and presents information about some of RSU's academic programs."

In "The Shining," Jack Nicholson portrays Jack Torrance, whose extreme winter isolation, altitude, claustrophobia and frustrated literary aspirations inspire him to murder his family. Although these psychological motivations are easily understood, the film's real horror exists where the psychological ends and the supernatural begins, McKeon said.

Last year, the RSU Film Series presented another one of Kubrick's classic films "A Clockwork Orange."

The film is rated R for some language, violence and nudity. For more information on the RSU film series, call (918) 343-7594.