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Donnie Darko to receive 15-year anniversary re-release in theaters!

03.01.2017

Oh man, this brings me back. DONNIE DARKO was high school Damion's shit, and having re-watched it somewhat recently, I have to say it definitely holds up. It's beautiful to look at, the performances are great across the board (including a pre-fame asshole Seth Rogen playing a bully), and I dug the David Lynch-lite vibe of the whole thing. Hell, I even enjoyed director Richard Kelly's follow-up SOUTHLAND TALES!

So it's awesome to hear that Kelly himself has supervised a recent 4K transfer of the film, to be re-released in theaters in select cities for its fifteen-year anniversary. Here's a trailer for the restoration:

In 30 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, 12 seconds, DONNIE DARKO's 4K restoration - both the Theatrical Cut and the Director's Cut - will start to be released in select theaters across the country. Here's a complete list of the showings:

Amherst, MA - Amherst Cinema (May 5, one night only)
Anchorage, AK - Bear Tooth Theatrepub (April 13, one night only)
Austin, TX - Alamo Drafthouse Village (March 31 - April 1)
Baton Rouge, LA - Manship Theatre (April 1, one night only)
Columbia, SC - Nickelodeon Theatre (October 31, one night only)
Columbus, OH - Gateway Film Center (Opening March 31)
Dallas, TX - Texas Theatre (March 31 - April 1)
Denver, CO - SIE FilmCenter (March 31, one night only)
Detroit, MI - Cinema Detroit (April 7, one night only)
Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre (April 15 - 17)
El Paso, TX - Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo (Opening April 7)
Honolulu, HI - Doris Duke Theater (March 31, one night only)
Jacksonville, FL - Sleeping Giant Film Festival (TBD)
Los Angeles, CA - Cinefamily (Opening March 31)
New York, NY - Metrograph (Opening March 31)
Oklahoma City, OK - Oklahoma City Museum of Art (April 14 - 16)
Phoenix, AZ - FilmBar (Opening March 31)
Phoenix, AZ (Tempe) - Harkins Valley Art (Opening March 31)
Pittsburgh, PA - Hollywood Theatre Dormont (Opening March 31)
San Francisco, CA - Roxie Theatre (Opening March 31)
Sioux Falls, SD - Indievents (April 12, one night only)
Stamford, CT - Avon Theatre (April 18, one night only)
Tucson, AZ - Loft Cinema (April 14 - 16)
Winston-Salem, NC - a/perture cinema (April 10 - 13)

I can't wait! 

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Extra Tidbit: The scene where Donnie and his friends shoot beer bottles and talk about Smurfs was supposed to be Donnie shooting stuffed Smurf toys - they even got permission from the creator. However, on the day of shooting, they couldn't find any, so they shot the aforementioned beer bottles instead.
Source: YouTube

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