Original version of cult film “Donnie Darko”at the Loft

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 AT 10:00PM (2 nights only) at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson

Richard Kelly’s strangely hypnotic and defiantly uncategorizable cult classic obliterates the walls between teen comedy, science fiction, family drama, horror and cultural satire – and remains wildly entertaining throughout.

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Donnie, a borderline-schizophrenic teenager for who there is no difference between the signs and wonders of reality (a plane crash that devastates his house) and hallucination (a demonic, man-sized rabbit who offers him cryptic advice from the future). Obsessed with the science of time travel and acutely aware of the world around him, Donnie is isolated by his unnerving powers of analysis and the apocalyptic visions that no one else seems to share. Co-starring Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore and Patrick Swayze as a sleazy motivational speaker, Donnie Darko is a truly original work that does what few films can – create a wholly unique movie universe that can be re-visited time and time again. (Dir. by Richard Kelly, 2001, USA, 113 mins., Rated R)

Carolyn’s note: Anyone who has seen this movie (a # of times) will attest to its strangeness, and cult-like quality of a dark, mysterious world for this main character Donnie Darko.  It is a very fatalistic and original, so check it out.  But beware, it may change your outlook on life.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).