Andy and His Grandmother: New Andy Kaufman Recordings Unearthed!

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Between 1977 and 1979, the criminally arcane and much-missed late comic Andy Kaufman recorded many conversations he had with his grandmother. When recently unearthed, the tapes turned out to contain 82 hours of exactly that – Andy's conversations with his grandmother. Our former colleague here, wowlebrity Rodney Ascher (director of the doc Room ... See the Rest

The Daily Freak Show: James St. James at the June 2012 World of Wonder Cocktail Mixer

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httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb-tBOhlaDU At the monthly WOW cocktail mixer at Boardner's last week honoring the feature doc Room 237, James St. James got to chat with the filmmaker Rodney Ascher and the other fabulous party-goers. James also spoke with Room 237's executive producers Todd Hughes and P. David Ebersole (who are currently making a ... See the Rest

WOW Report Mixer for Rodney Ascher and Room 237

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The latest installment of the WOW Report's monthly mixers was convened to celebrate former World of Wonder colleague and permanent wowlebrity, filmmaker Rodney Ascher, whose Room 237, the thoroughly exhaustive documentary on Stanley Kubrick's movie The Shining was screened to much acclaim at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The party at the ... See the Rest

WOW Report Mixer! Tonight!

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This month, the WOW Report celebrates World of Wonder veteran Rodney Ascher's triumphant film debut at Cannes. If you're in LA, join us for cocktails on the patio at Boardner's tonight from 7-9 PM. Be sure to RSVP to events@worldofwonder.net. SEE YOU THERE! ... See the Rest

You’re Invited to a Screening of the New Documentary Room 237

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If you're in the Hollywood area this Thursday night, join WOW bloggers Stephen Saban, Michelle Visage, and I at a special screening of Rodney Ascher's new documentary Room 237 (about the nutty conspiracy theories surround The Shining) at Boardner's! RSVP to events@worldofwonder.net. Seating is limited to the first fifty people! (Read Entertainment ... See the Rest

It’s a Rave!

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Entertainment Weekly rhapsodizes over Rodney Ascher's surprise hit film: "Room 237, a documentary that consists entirely of super-fans of The Shining talking about the movie’s secret themes, hidden clues, and resonant eccentricities — a veritable Kubrickian Da Vinci code of underlying networks of meaning — is an amazing experience, because it lures ... See the Rest

Cannes Update: Day 347

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I guess it's only been a week, but dear lord it feels never-ending, doesn't it? Yesterday, you'll recall, we learned that Zac Efron was in this year's Brown Bunny, after he was laughed out of Cannes for getting pee'd on by Nicole Kidman in The Paperboy. Today, there's a minor kerfuffle with Kristen Stewart for jerking off two guys at once in On The ... See the Rest

Cannes Do: Room 237 Is the ONLY American Film Chosen for Festival

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YAY! OMG! Congratulations to WOW veteren Rodney Ascher, the only American showing at Cannes this year. (Michael Gondry's The We & The I will also be screening, but technically speaking, Gondry is Canadian-born.) Ascher's documentary, Room 237 explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining. ... See the Rest