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Donnie Darko arrow DC 1.JPG
  • dir. Richard Kelly
  • year. 2001
  • country. USA
  • run-time. 120 mins
  • rating. 15
  • £6 (£4.50 concs.)

Deptford Cinema has teamed up once more with leading independent entertainment distributor Arrow Films for another season celebrating both dynamic new cinema and classic and cult films restored to a new level of quality, including landmark titles such as Cinema Paradiso (25th-anniversary re-issue), Donnie Darko (15th-anniversary re-issue) and Hellraiser (30th Anniversary re-issue).

Fifteen years before Stranger Things and the current wave of 80s Spielberg/Lucas nostalgia came to rule pop culture, Richard Kelly set the template with his debut feature, the richly atmospheric and tantalisingly mysterious high school sci-fi flick; Donnie Darko. Not a hit on release, it would nevertheless slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium. Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the breakout role of Donnie: 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. 

Beyond sporting a stunning supporting cast - made up of Maggie Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze, Drew Barrymore, and Oscar nominees Mary McDonnell and Katherine Ross - the film invites you to drown in an evocative soundtrack of 80s classics by Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and Duran Duran. We are playing the brand-new 4K restoration, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films.

*Doors Open 7pm*
*Programme Start 7.30pm*
*Age Restriction over 15