FRIDAY, april 19 & SATURDAY, april 20 AT 10:00PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $8 • LOFT MEMBERS: $6
“Wake up, Donnie.” Richard Kelly’s strangely hypnotic and defiantly un-categorizable cult classic obliterates the lines between teen comedy, science fiction, family drama, horror and cultural satire – and remains wildly entertaining throughout.
“Spectral, funny, amazing … one of the most original works of recent American cinema.” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon
Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Donnie, a borderline-schizophrenic teenager for who there is no difference between the signs and wonders of reality (a plane crash that devastates his house) and hallucination (a demonic, man-sized bunny named Frank who offers him cryptic advice from the future). Obsessed with the science of time travel and acutely aware of the world around him, Donnie is isolated by his unnerving powers of analysis and the apocalyptic visions that no one else seems to share. Co-starring Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore and Patrick Swayze as a sleazy motivational speaker, and featuring an evocative soundtrack of ‘80s classics by Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and Duran Duran, Donnie Darko, presented here in its original theatrical cut, is a truly original work that does what few films can – create a wholly unique movie universe that can be re-visited time and time again. (Dir. by Richard Kelly, 2001, USA, 113 mins., Rated R)