Donnie Darko (theatrical cut)

Brand new restoration!

“And finally, I looked in the mirror. Not just in the mirror. I looked through the mirror. In that image, I saw my ego reflection.”

The Last Temptation of Christ for Reagan-era suburbia, Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko breathes anew with every generation exposed to it. A box office flop upon initial release, it became a rousing word of mouth success on the home video market, making it truly one of the last “cult” films of its time – and a metaphysical midnight movie for the ages. Hours before a jet engine mysteriously crashes through his room, a sleepwalking teen (Jake Gyllenhaal) receives an end times prophecy from a demented looking 6-foot tall bunny named “Frank.” Cult-like infomercials and chest-bound wormholes are spliced with encounters with high school bullies as the film careens between sci-fi tripper and coming of age love story – aka My Girl meets The Dead Zone. Newly restored!

Dir. Richard Kelly, 2001, DCP, 113 min.