Donnie Darko with Director Richard Kelly

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"Donnie Darko" will forever be in my top 10 all time favorite movies. It's one of those thought-provoking, psychological thriller that stays with you long after your first viewing. See the film this Saturday night on the big screen with special guest, Richard Kelly (Director)!

With director Richard Kelly in person!

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.
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