Donnie Darko (With Richard Kelly Q&A)

Donnie Darko (With Richard Kelly Q&A)

7:30pm - Friday, May 19, 2023

"Sometimes, I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion."

Before STRANGER THINGS combined science fiction, Spielbergian touches and ‘80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the high-water mark with his debut feature, DONNIE DARKO. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as, arguably, the first cult classic of the new millennium.

In a funny, moving and distinctly mind-bending journey through suburban America, one extraordinary but disenchanted teenager is about to take Time's Arrow for a ride. After surviving a freak accident, Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) begins to explore what it means to be alive, and in short order to be in love, he uncovers secrets of the universe that give him a tempting power to alter time and destiny. Also starring Jena Mallone, Mary McDonnell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze Drew Barrymore, Noah Wyle, Katharine Ross, and a giant bunny.

Described by its director as ''The Catcher in the Rye as told by Philip K. Dick," our screening on Friday, May 19 will be especially sparkly as director Richard Kelly will be joining us, live and in-person, for a post-screening Q&A.

Restoration courtesy of Arrow Video and the American Genre Film Archive.

“If revisiting an old movie is a bit like going back in time, that sense of disorientation is doubled in DONNIE DARKO. A haunted miasma of youthful alienation, suburban malaise, cosmic upheaval and 1980s pop-cultural infatuation, writer-director Richard Kelly’s captivatingly strange 2001 debut plays more than ever like its own suspended-in-time artifact.” (Justin Chang, L.A. Times)

"A stunning technical accomplishment that virtually bursts with noise, ideas and references." (

Friday, May 19
Doors 6:45 pm | Movie 7:30 pm *Please arrive on time. Start time subject to change.

Early Bird Tickets $25 (Limited Number Available until May 8!)
General Admission $30 | $35 at the door

DONNIE DARKO (Richard Kelly, 2001 / 113 mins / 18A) Donnie Darko, an awkward teenager, befriends Frank, a figure in a bunny costume only he can see, who informs Donnie that the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds.

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