Park Your Cinema: Donnie Darko (2001) - Εικόνα

Summer at the SNFCC and the screenings at the Great Lawn continue: The well-established Park Your Cinema series renews its cooperation with the Thessaloniki International Film Festival for a second year, presenting the films selected for our adult viewers. Our date is on for unforgettable cinematic moments under the stars!

Looking back on the years that shaped us and experiences we all share, the cozy, welcoming darkness of the movies is ever-present, like a big, shared embrace that fits us all inside. Cinema is part of our coming-of-age tale, of each one’s personal history. Its images are interwoven with those of our own lives; the fictional tales of the films we grew up with merge our personal myths with those of others, the people we consider “our own,” our friends, members of the “tribe” in which we choose to belong. 

And through the years, as “going to the movies” transformed over many generations of spectators from mere recreation to something of a “social ritual,” cinema in a way taught us how to mature, at times making us wonder whether the most defining coming-of-age story was the one we experienced ourselves, or some other that we saw on the big screen. 

This summer, in the warm, welcoming darkness of the open sky of the SNFCC, we will be reliving together some of the stories we grew up with, stories that remind us what it means to be young, then or now or forever, the way only great cinema can.

 

Donnie Darko (2001)

Having barely survived(?) an outrageous accident, a troubled teenager is tortured by haunting visions of a giant rabbit, who’s manipulating him, taking advantage of his innermost fears. A coming-of-age movie, a homage to the world of comics and the 80s legacy, a sarcasm of the Reagan-era conservatism, but above anything else, a breathtaking sci-fi adventure. 

Director: Richard Kelly
Scriptwriter: Richard Kelly
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Drew Barrymore
Country of Production: USA
Year of Production: 1966

Duration: 113'

 

Friday 26/08 | 21.00
Great Lawn

Free entrance

 

* It is recommended that guests be equipped with insect repellant, as well as a mat or a blanket to lay on the lawn.

Park your cinema and Park your cinema Kids series are free and open to all, thanks to an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. 

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