It's been a long and winding road going in completely separate directions for Jake Gyllenhaal ('sigh') and Richard Kelly since they made Donnie Darko, but man, was that an awesome film, or what? Angsty teenagers in the '80s stuck against the perils of time travel--with Tears for Fears as your soundtrack? It probably shouldn't have worked--and maybe some can argue that it doesn't (come on, it's part of the fun!)--but either way, it's worth the repeat viewing. Especially at a drive-in. In the middle of downtown Los Angeles.
The Devil's Night Drive-In is taking place this Saturday at 7:30pm (doors at 6pm) at the parking lot at 4th and Broadway for $10. Presale tickets for cars are sold out, but you can still have a picnic and walk-in if you get there early. So bring a blanket (there's Astroturf to sit on) and BYOB, save room for food from the Angel City Derby Girls, and get ready for some time travelling, a la a really creepy bunny.
-- Chau Tu