THE SHINING 4K Restoration with Steadicam Inventor Garrett Brown

June 10, 2019


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Bryn Mawr, PA – Fresh off its Cannes Film Festival debut, the new 4K restoration of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining comes to BMFI, re-released in theaters for a very limited time. In celebration of the stunning remaster, renowned cinematographer Garrett Brown, who invented the Steadicam and served as camera operator on The Shining, will join BMFI for a special behind-the-scenes Q&A after a screening.

In The Shining, would-be novelist Jack Torrance accepts a gig as winter caretaker at the remote Overlook Hotel, committing his family to months of isolation. But the Overlook has a bloody past, and its lingering spirits soon turn Jack toward a sinister path. Starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, and adapted from Stephen King’s novel, Stanley Kubrick’s horror milestone has fascinated and terrified audiences for nearly four decades. Some of the film’s most iconic scenes—Danny’s tricycle rides through the Overlook’s hallways, the intense cat-and-mouse chase through the hedge maze—were made possible only by Garrett Brown’s medium-changing Steadicam, and his expertise behind the camera.  

The Shining will show at Bryn Mawr Film Institute on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 7:00 pm, and on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 9:30 pm. Steadicam inventor and operator on The Shining, Garrett Brown, will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A during the Wednesday, June 26 screening only. Tickets are $12.50 for general admission, $10 for seniors and students, and $8 for BMFI members. Tickets are available through or at the Box Office during operating hours. Bryn Mawr Film Institute is located at 824 W. Lancaster Ave. in Bryn Mawr, PA.  

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Photos for download, the trailer, and a Facebook event are available online.

About Garrett Brown

Garrett Brown transformed the process of making motion pictures forever with his breakthrough invention of the Steadicam. Used in scores of beloved films, the revolutionary technology—for which Brown earned an Academy Award for technical excellence in 1978—allows camera operators to move freely while maintaining a stable and steady line of vision for the camera. Brown himself operated his Steadicam on scores of beloved films, including Rocky, Marathon Man, Casino, and The Shining.

About Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI) is a nonprofit, member-supported motion picture theater and film education center located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. BMFI is dedicated to promoting shared experiences that entertain, engage, and educate audiences through a diverse range of independent-minded films, a full curriculum of courses, and an extensive program of special events. BMFI was established in 2005 and has since become one of the nation’s largest and most successful art house theaters.