DONNIE DARKO
2001, Exclusive Media, 113 min, USA, Dir: Richard Kelly

October 2, 1988: just another ordinary day in the life of teenage Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal). Suddenly, an outrageous accident occurs, just missing killing Donnie. As Donnie begins to explore what it means to still be alive, and in short order to be in love, he uncovers secrets of the universe that give him the tempting power to alter time and destiny. With scenes shot at our very own Aero Theatre!


TIME AFTER TIME
1979, Warner Bros., 112 min, USA, Dir: Nicholas Meyer

One of his most popular and engaging films finds Malcolm McDowell as Victorian author H.G. Wells, in pursuit of Jack the Ripper (David Warner), time-traveling to contemporary San Francisco and finding help and romance from shy modern girl Mary Steenburgen. A marvelously entertaining blend of sci-fi, literary history and modern pop culture from Nicholas Meyer, the director of STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN.


BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III
1990, Universal, 118 min, USA, Dir: Robert Zemeckis

Robert Zemeckis reunites his posse for this, the final installment, which sets off with McFly (Fox) receiving a 100-year-old letter from Doc Brown (Lloyd), who is now happily living in the Wild West of 1885. Some historical snooping reveals that Brown was to be killed a mere week after penning his missive! Time to reignite the DeLorean, hidden in an abandoned mine, save his partner and get back to the future; but it won’t be easy, what with gasoline as scarce as it was in '85, and their nemesis Sheriff Buford "Mad Dog" Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) hot on their tail. And if that’s not enough, Doc has to go and fall in love with a schoolmarm (Mary Steenburgen). Set in the American West of 1950s television (but with ZZ Top!), the third installment in the trilogy successfully maintains the SFX wizardry and warm sentiment of the first two box-office hits.


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