The Box

BtBROriginal poster design // Josh Francis
Prints // shop

A suburban couple, Norma (Cameron Diaz) and Arthur (James Marsden), face a moral dilemma when they receive a gift that bears irrevocable consequences. With the press of a button, their simple wooden box will bestow $1 million; however, a stranger somewhere else will die, at the same time. The box will be theirs for only 24 hours, and as time ticks away, Norma and Arthur confront the depth of their humanity as they consider their choices…

Richard Kelly // USA 2009 // 12 // 115mins

Donnie Darko has just entered The Twilight Zone.”
-Total Film

“An engrossing genre piece, an exceptional exercise in expansive adaptation, and a complex moral allegory.”
-Eye on Film

“A piece of didactic transcendental science fiction in the manner of The Day the Earth Stood Still and Close Encounters.”

“It so wilfully, wonderfully disregards narrative convention that Donnie Darko fans will have a ball.”

“A warped genre piece – Kelly’s homage to 1970s science fiction.”
Little White Lies

Where: The Castle Cinema, First Floor, 64-66 Brooksby’s Walk, E9 6DA
When: Thursday 23rd May 2019 // doors 6:45pm, film 7:00pm