Director: Richard Kelly
2001, 113, R
Screenwriter: Richard Kelly
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Seth Rogen, Jena Malone.
Once is never enough for the underground movement of Darko addicts. But who can blame them, now that this cult film can be experienced in 4K Ultra HD. What hasn’t changed is Jake Gyllenhaal’s amazing incarnation as a middle class teen who sees visions of a demonic 6 foot tall rabbit named Frank, who tells him that the end of the world is near. Along with David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, Donnie Darko shows the scary underbelly of the supposedly optimistic 1980s. The soundtrack includes the music of Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears, Joy Division, The Church, and more.
“Perfectly timed to coincide with our nation’s latest flirtation with the apocalypse.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times.