Micro cinema starts Thursday with ‘Donnie Darko’ screening

March 15, 2019

HUNTINGTON — The Cellar Door will be launching a new film series called Sleepless Cinema at its underground Huntington location.

The Cellar Door, located at 905 Third Ave., (beside LeBistro) will kick off Sleepless Cinema at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14 with a screening of the 2001 sci-film, “Donnie Darko” that was written and directed by Richard Kelly and that stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, and Mary McDonnell.

The Rated R film is set during the presidential election of 1988 when a teenager named Donnie Darko sleepwalks out of his house one night and sees a giant, demonic-looking rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world will end in 28 days. When Donnie returns home, he finds that a jet engine has crashed into his bedroom. Is Donnie living in a parallel universe, is he suffering from mental illness - or will the world really end?

The screening is free and open to anyone 18 and up. Other upcoming Sleepless Cinema screenings will be “The Square” on March 21; “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” on April 4; “Moon,” on April 18 and “Mute” on May 23.

For more info about Sleepless Cinema go online at http://www.thesleepless.live/

For more info about the Tapas bar and restaurant, The Cellar Door, go online at https://www.facebook.com/thecellardoorwv/ or call 304-523-2014.