Donnie Darko

classified 15

Please note: This was screened in Jan 2017

Richard Kelly
Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Noah Wyle, Patrick Swayze
113 mins, 2001, USA

This mind-bending cult classic gets a loving restoration.

October, 1988. In the middle of the night, a man in a monstrous rabbit suit appears to Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal), a troubled teenager living with his family in suburban Virginia, to tell him that the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. And so, a cult movie is born. As Donnie’s grip on reality weakens, we’re drawn into the darkness that lurks underneath the surface of suburbia. Underappreciated upon its initial release in 2001, Richard Kelly’s mind-bending film gets a special 15th anniversary restoration and is ripe for rediscovery on the big screen.