To celebrate the fact that time travelling sci-fi Donnie Darko has been bamboozling and perplexing audiences for 15 years, the cult film is officially getting a cinema rerelease.
From 16 December, Donnie Darko will be playing at the BFI thanks to Arrow Films and, perhaps even more excitingly, it will be getting a 4K restoration. The newly remastered monster Director’s Cut will also be available for screenings.
The rerelease will not only coincide with Donnie Darko‘s 15th Anniversary but also the 25th Anniversary of Arrow Films.
Donnie Darko was directed and written by Richard Kelly and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, Noah Wyle and Patrick Swayze.
If, unlike us, you haven’t seen Donnie Darko a million and one times already, you can read a synopsis for the film below:
Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days 06 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank s maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum.