What happens when you find out that your purpose in life actively involves your own death? Meaning and time coincide when you meditate on that at tonight's screening of the newly restored Donnie Darko with director Richard Kelly in person. Hamstrung both by the events of 9/11 and a confused public when it was barely released in theaters in 2001, Donnie Darko remains a weird, darkly fascinating fable involving pre-buff Jake Gyllenhaal and his adventures with a 6-foot-tall, prognosticating rabbit named Frank, navigating the whirlpools of adolescence even as he struggles to handle rifts in time and star-crossed love.
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