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Stanley Kubrick’s unsettling 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s thrilling novel The Shining departs wildly from its source, but the film’s ambiguities help make it one of the great horror movies of all time. Jack Nicholson stars as Jack Torrance, an author who takes a job as winter caretaker of the grand Overlook Hotel, where he hopes the quiet will break him out of his writer’s block. Much to the dismay of his wife (Shelley Duvall) and precocious son (Danny Lloyd), the isolation inspires not creation but destruction. The Shining has inspired endless parodies and elaborate conspiracies, and from “redrum” to “Here’s Johnny!” it has become part of the collective cultural consciousness even if you’ve never seen it. The AFI Silver is the perfect place to savor the movie’s eerie, cavernous spaces and imagine you are transported back in time to your own Art Deco hell. Read more>>> The film screens at 9 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $8–$13. (301) 495-6700. afi.com/silver. (Pat Padua)
OH AND ALSO
Progressive bluegrass band Punch Brothers performs at The Anthem. 8 p.m. at 901 Wharf St. SW. $35–$179.
Rock & Roll Hotel welcomes California punk group Strung Out. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $20.
Arlie Russell Hochschild speaks at Kramerbooks & Afterwords about her book Strangers in Their Own Land, a National Book Award finalist centering on the hard times residents of Lake Charles, Louisiana are facing, and their willingness to vote against their own interests. 6:30 p.m. at 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
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