Sound Unseen is proud to present the 15th Anniversary Screening of "Donnie Darko" by writer/director Richard Kelly (in attendance for intro and post-screening Q+A). This film is an official selection for the 17th Annual Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival.
Screening date: Sat. November 12, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Trylon microcinema
Cost: $12.00 in advance / $15 at the door
Category: Filmmaker in Attendance
Run Time/Year/Country: 113 min, 2001, United States, Blu-Ray
Set in a Virginia suburb against the backdrop of the 1988 presidential campaign, "Donnie Darko" tells the story of a troubled teen whose hallucinations may be just a product of his own brewing schizophrenia or the keys to averting the end of the world. Jake Gyllenhaal is Donnie, the young anti-hero led by cryptic messages from a sinister 6-foot rabbit named Frank. He tells Donnie that the clock is ticking down to the apocalypse and urges him to commit destructive acts that spark controversy and upheaval in the conservative community, and ultimately push him towards his tragic destiny.
A sci-fi thriller with a philosophical bent and ending that people are still talking about, "Donnie Darko" also features some damn fine supporting players, including Jena Malone as Donnie's first love, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Donnie's sister (go figure!), Mary McDonnell (President Roslin!) and the late-great Patrick Swayze as a creepy self-help guru.