Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary Screening

Speaking of sci-fi & blasts from the past; Richard Kelly’s writing-directing debut DONNIE DARKO will be screening at an independent cinema here in Auckland to celebrate the film’s 15th anniversary, because that’s what good stories deserve!

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The original, theatrical cut will be screened June 10th at 8:30pm / R16 Violence and offensive language. https://www.facebook.com/events/257750461243882/

Combining a high school coming of age story with a mindbending metaphysical thriller, Donnie Darko quickly became a cult favorite and helped make Jake Gyllenhaal a star. Now, we are celebrating the 15th anniversary of Richard Kelly’s writing-directing debut with Madman Entertainment NZ and hosting one special screening at our cinema June 10th. With a star-studded cast including Drew Barrymore, Jena Malone, Katharine Ross, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze and Noah Wyle, Donnie Darko follows the title character, a disaffected teen who begins having ominous visions of a demonic rabbit. You won’t want to miss this funny and hauntingly original film on the big screen again!

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My dad took me to see this when it had a limited run at Rialto, New Market. I had zero knowledge of it let alone expectations, and it turned out to be one of my favourite cinema experiences. I do have a lot of those. It’s funny, I remember desperately wanting to talk about it with someone when no one had even heard of it. Same thing happened with Shaun of the Dead. I am so happy DONNIE DARKO is a celebrated cult classic.

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~ by Fionnlagh on May 19, 2016.

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