Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut
Friday, Nov 18 at 7:00 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Richard Kelly. 2001/2004, 134 mins. DCP. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Daveigh Chase, Mary McDonnell, James Duval. Kelly’s horror-tinged drama about a troubled suburban kid (Gyllenhaal in the role that put him on the map) plagued by apocalyptic visions supplied by a perhaps imaginary friend is one of the true movie cult classics of the 21st century. Initially ignored, the film grew into a beloved film of teen alienation and human interconnectedness, a work of generational angst directed with remarkable fluidity and classical storytelling panache. In addition to soundtrack changes and remixed sound, the director’s cut features a wealth of scenes cut before the film’s theatrical release, which deepen the ensemble characters’ connections to one another and more vividly bring out some of Kelly’s abstract themes.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.