On the 28th of December, there will be a screening of Donnie Darko at the Stella Theatre, Dublin.
The directorial debut of Richard Kelly is a comic mixture of 80s sci-fi, horror and teen movie genres. October 1988 and small-town USA is about to witness the end of the world. Well, that’s according to Frank, a giant, talking rabbit that only Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal), a brilliant but troubled teenager, can see. Frank has been urging Donnie to play dangerous pranks on his friends and dysfunctional family, but when he gets Donnie to leave his bedroom one night and tells him the world will end soon, strange things begin to happen – starting with the engine of an aeroplane plunging to ground and hitting Donnie’s, now empty, bedroom.